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Taylor works on emergency medical service upgrades

Nov 19, 2013
Photo by: SUBMITTED PHOTO State Senators Steve Sodders of State Center, left, and Rich Taylor of Mount Pleasant, middle, listen as Orville Randolph, president of the all-volunteer Bennett Ambulance Service addresses the Iowa Legislature’s Emergency Medical Services Study Committee at the Iowa Statehouse.

DES MOINES — The bipartisan Iowa Legislature’s Emergency Medical Services Study Committee completed two days of discussions on the state of emergency medical services in Iowa, and possible improvements.

Legislators are interested in ways to ensure all Iowans have access to high quality, life-saving emergency medical services, regardless of where they live.

A key goal is to better support the volunteers who make up the majority of Iowa’s EMTs.

Legislators pushed to create the committee after Gov. Terry Branstad vetoed legislation that would have created a task force with a similar mission.


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