EMS Per-Diem Coverage Expanded – 24/7/365

On January 1st, 2016, the emergency medical services per-diem program was expanded to provide around the clock coverage, every day of the year. The per-diem program, which started in January of 2012, has proven to be very successful in continuing the high-level of care our citizens deserve. Even though the program started with 8am to 5pm coverage initially (volunteers responded during off hours), the program has driven down response times across the board, a significant change which was noticed just in the first six months.

For more information regarding our Emergency Medical Services (EMS), please visit the EMS Division Page.


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