The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By RITA BROWN
Whitehall Ledger 

Celebrate National EMT Week By Getting to Know JVEMSR

 


“Call 911!” This exclamation brings a sense of panic yet reassurance knowing help is on the way, but what does that really mean in a rural area? Realistically, it means there may not be anyone to respond or the resources aren’t available. According to a report by the Montana Department of Health and Human Services only about three-fourths of Montana is covered by volunteer Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The report also details the challenges of recruiting and retaining volunteers to provide services due to high education requirements and low pay. In addition, unlike the police and...



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