Seneca County Reviewing Rural EMS Coverage

1/11/17 – 5:39 A.M.

Seneca County officials are reviewing EMS coverage in villages and rural areas. The Review-Times reports nearly 30 township trustees from around the county talked about the issue Tuesday morning. The group noted that there are EMS units in the county that are out of service for several hours because they don’t have enough volunteers.

The group talked about a possibly paying a small stipend to the EMS crews. That could mean trying to pass a levy to drum up funding.

The trustees also talked about Sandusky County’s EMS system. It covers the whole county with four fully-paid paramedic units. However, the cost to operate a system like that in Seneca County could be around $2.5 million.

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