EMS Staffing Shortages to be Discussed at County Commissioner Meeting

On April 5, the Washington County Commissioners will be briefed by David Hays, Director of Emergency Services, and Dale Fishack, president of the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association. A staffing model was endorsed by the Commissioners in 2009 that provided a preset EMS staffing subsidy that was dispersed annually to each volunteer EMS Company in Washington County. Unfortunately, that staffing model has not been updated since its creation, creating staffing challenges for local companies.