Volunteer shortage hurting SCWEMS

Ambulance service has 18 EMTs for 10,000 square miles


February 3, 2021

Mike Armstrong

Shana Romero, left, and Melissa Sikes are hopeful more residents of Carbon County will volunteer for SCWEMS.

The South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) board met on January 18 in Medicine Bow and, according to Director Melissa Sikes and North District Supervisor Shana Romero, the topic that got the most attention was the difficulty in getting volunteers.

Besides the problem of not having enough volunteers Sikes said SCWEMS discussed the building addition in Saratoga.


"We are looking at possibly getting some more full-time people to help out because our volunteer force almost all have jobs," Sikes said. "It can be difficult for people to leave their jobs, although som...

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