Emergency Medical Services

State EMS, Fire Department Leaders Address Job Vacancy, Mental Health Crisis

State fire and EMS leaders face challenges with job recruiting and retention, keeping stations open and maintaining mental health in the wake of experiencing overwhelming tragedy. They are asking for help from the West Virginia Legislature.

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Senate Passes Bills On Alcohol, SSAC And EMS 

The Senate passed 20 bills Monday on a variety of issues ranging from alcohol consumption to high school sports. 

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EMS Coalition Brings Concerns To W.Va. Legislature

A state coalition of Emergency Medical Service workers brought their causes and concerns to the West Virginia Legislature on Thursday. Recruitment and maintaining mental health loom as two challenges that need to be met.

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Stemming The EMT Mental Health Crisis With Communication

With statewide Emergency Medical Service worker numbers still down a third, there’s plenty of overtime for those often making life and death ambulance runs. With all that OT, there’s overwhelming stress — and a dire need for more mental health support.

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