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Fresh disconnected a 24-hour shift, Clay Trevenen was finishing meal astatine a edifice successful Craig connected Sunday greeting erstwhile a substance came in: Anyone disposable to assistance transport a diligent to Glenwood Springs?

The 51-year-old slid the telephone to his wife, with whom he’d promised to walk the day.

“She said, ‘Are you gonna go?’” Trevenen said. “I said, ‘If I don’t, it’s not going to happen.’”

So overmuch for a time off.

In Moffat County, this is however radical successful agrarian areas often find their mode to a infirmary successful an emergency, relying connected exigency aesculapian work (EMS) workers similar Trevenen to prime up other shifts. The EMS crew’s backing is debased due to the fact that the reimbursement rates from Medicare and Medicaid patients are low, and there’s not capable unit due to the fact that there’s not capable money.

The northwest Colorado county’s EMS work whitethorn vanish altogether if voters don’t measurement in, and EMS leaders pass that different agrarian departments successful Colorado — and crossed the U.S. — could follow. Some person already unopen down.

Full communicative via Alex Burness, The Denver Post 

Underfunded, overworked and urgently needed: The authorities of EMS successful agrarian Colorado

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