Taking the first step

Recently EMS bills a start, but more needs done says local EMS director

The Wyoming State Legislature passed two senate bills aimed at incentivizing the recruitment and retention of volunteers for emergency medical services (EMS) this session, but neither address the need for a revamp in the reimbursement system that financially supports the service.

The local director of South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Service based in Saratoga, Stayton Mosbey, said these bills are “small steps in the right direction –everything that helps to attract someone to volunteer is worth it.”

However, Mosbey said, there is another more pressing issue.

“The biggest thing for us is...

 

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