We all know that rural EMS systems face unique challenges. These range from things like navigating mountainous terrain to low population densities and call volumes to elongated response and transport times to often spotty communications through remote areas.
Rural EMS providers throughout the nation share concerns about funding, access and availability of education and training, medical direction and difficulties with recruitment and retention of personnel.
We Want To Hear Your Stories! The good, the bad and the ugly! How has EMS made a difference for you, your family, your friends and in your rural community? Who are some EMS providers who have been true heroes in your eyes? What are some of the unique challenges you face as a rural EMS provider? What are some of the difficulties you’ve encountered with EMS as a rural resident?