The State Of Rural Volunteer Firefighting And EMS Services
Published July 30, 2019
45 min
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    Volunteer fire and EMT services in the state, specifically in Iowa's rural areas, are struggling. Emergency specialists are aging out and retiring and there are not enough people to replace them. In some areas, the call response time is 30 minutes, long enough for a home to burn down. Although there are private ambulance services in Iowa, there are some places where these services are no longer available because it isn't financially viable.
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