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Washington Ambulance Service short staffed

Washington Ambulance Service is looking at it’s options as they have been short staffed for quite some time now.  Options include contracting out to fill the open hours in the schedule, finding an EMT who would be cross trained as a city employee or contacting the Washington County Hospital to see if hospital nurses could help fill in.  There are currently 13 who staff the Washington Ambulance and 4-6 more people are needed to ease the shortages.  Finding training classes for new EMT’s, along with EMT instructors have been hard to find because of EMT licensing transitions.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.