I had the privilege of speaking at the County Public Budget Hearing at Elkton High School on Thursday May 18, 2023. Secretary/Treasurer Ewing and I were in attendance. My goal with this three minute time allotment was to urge the county council to support our raise in this budget, support further improvements to the DES budget, and improvements overall to our 911 system.
Happy EMS Week 2023 to our members, volunteer/combination partners, and surrounding agencies from our local to yours!
I am so proud of what our members do 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Our members come to work every day for a 24+ hour shift and give it their all. They respond to calls as quickly and safely as possible with limited resources, without a single selfish thought.
Today, EMS2 (Central Station Supervisor) was out of service from 14:00 to 18:00 due to staffing, putting the county below minimum staffing of Paramedics for 4 hours. This staffing shortage required mandatory overtime for two employees. One of our Paramedics was forced to stay from 6AM until 2pm, and another Paramedic coming in at 6pm before their shift.
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