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Friday, 25 June 2021

Penrose EMS suspending ambulance service after July 4

Credit: KOAA - Southern Colorado
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Penrose EMS suspending ambulance service after July 4
Penrose EMS suspending ambulance service after July 4

The department says low staffing is the reason behind the decision.

In the post, they say that reasons for low staffing include: a decline in volunteers nationwide, the increase in call volume, and the addition to the federal and state standards.

A FEW MINUTES...THIS JUST IN TO NEWS 5,THERE IS AN EMERGENCY RESPONSECRISIS IN PENROSE.DUE TO A SERIOUS STAFF SHORTAGETHE PENROSE EMERGENCY MEDICALSERVICES WILL BE SUSPENDED ONJULY 4TH..SO THERE WILL BE NO AMBULANCESAVAILABLE IN CASE OF A MEDICALEMERGENCY..IF ENOUGH PEOPLE WITH E-M-TCERTIFICATION OR HIGHER AREWILLINGTO VOLUNTEER WITH PENROSE E-M-S-- THEY WOULD CONSIDER KEEPINGTHEIR DOORS OPEN..BUT FOR NOW IT WILL BESUSPENDING SERVICES STARTINGNEXT MONTH.THEY ARE ASKING THOSEQUALIFIED...TO APPLY, NOW.

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