Author: Randell Mauricio
|As of July 1st, the town of Emerson no longer has its own volunteer ambulance service.
Central RHA south/east EMS supervisor, Larry Skoglund, says due to legislation requiring improved pre-hospital care, along with larger demands on staff, they were forced to cease operations.
He says, for example, an ambulance driver in the past, needed only a basic first aid level of training. Now the driver and attendant are required to have an EMR level which he says can be difficult to attain with a volunteer service.
Skoglund says the Morris emergency service will be responsible for coverage in the Emerson area.