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November 20, 2013

EMS volunteer woes spark discussion

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“The (Wilmington) Fire District turned their (EMS) certificate of need over to the town. (If) the town holds the certificate of need, the town can bill. We turn around and contract with the Fire District for service,” he said.

“In my opinion, that was the least intrusive, as far as forming another bureaucracy and another taxing entity,” he continued. “We’re on about year three, and it’s worked extremely well for us.”

‘OUTSIDE THE BOX’

Supervisor Daniel Connell (D-Westport) said that being able to take some of the EMS training courses online would help attract more volunteers.

Bashaw said she recently taught an EMS class on advanced life support that picked up nine participants from Franklin County because they televised the class to them.

“We are thinking outside the box,” she said.

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