March 2021

Farewell to Andy Gienapp, Wyoming Helmsley AED Project Update, and legislative updates.

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Summer 2021

Happy Birthday to WYEMSA, Kevin Grange's new book Wild Rescues.

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Fall 2021

Star Valley licensing, HHS PRF Tranche 4 important funding opportunity, 9/11 memories from Wyoming EMS providers.

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Winter 2022

New staff and positions at Wyoming Office of EMS, Legislative lunch on March 2, 2022, Wyoming Helmsley AED Project updates.

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CNN:  Rural ambulance crews are running out of money and volunteers. In some places, the fallout could be nobody responding to a 911 call

By Lucy Kafanov, CNN Updated 9:57 AM ET, Sat May 22, 2021 

Worland, Wyoming (CNN)America's rural ambulance services, often sustained by volunteers, are fighting for their survival -- a crisis hastened by the impact of Covid-19. More than one-third of all rural EMS are in danger of closing, according to Alan Morgan, CEO of the National Rural Health Association. "The pandemic has further stretched the resources of our nation's rural EMS."

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Don't Let Railroads Become Roadblocks

Take advantage of resources available to help EMS and other first responders avoid delays caused by railroads and respond safely to incidents on or near railroad crossings

Helmsley Wyoming AED Project

The Wyoming Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) received a $4.2 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to install 1,500 specialized Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to Law Enforcement, State and National Park, and Game and Fish agencies 

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In Rural America, there are few people left to drive the ambulances.   Read more

Stories From Expo: Andy Gienapp on Rural EMS

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Rural Communities Struggle to Continue Providing Emergency Medical Services - The Takeaway (NYC Public Radio):

State EMS directors discuss hot topics in rural EMSThe significant funding, workforce and leadership challenges facing rural EMS agencies were discussed at National Rural EMS Conference

Volunteers make EMS possible in rural Wyoming, but numbers are dwindling EMS1: 

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