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WV EMS Providers See Increase in Participants

September 11th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia’s EMS initiative has paid dividends in the last year.  In the past 12 months, the West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services has reported a significant increase in EMS providers.  In December of 2021, Governor Jim Justice announced that the state would allocate $10 million of its CARE Act dollars to grow and develop the EMS workforce through education and training opportunities.  This past week, the governor announced progress in the number of providers…

The program to recruit and train providers was built around the theme, “Answer the Call.”