Lanc. Co. EMS faces funding deficit, the latest in a trend of statewide EMS funding woes
The money is needed to hire new employees -- 30 of the positions at LEMSA are currently unfilled -- and provide fund wage increases for its 155 workers.. Ultimately, however, it’s to prevent LEMSA from having to reduce its service area for the first time in its history.
Pandemic strains emergency responders with more disasters on horizon | Analysis
By Jacob Fischler Federal officials have more money than ever to respond to disasters, but some worry their focus on the pandemic could hamstring efforts to recover from other catastrophes in Iowa. Congressional Democrats, health experts and Iowa’s emergency management director have warned in recent weeks that the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s pandemic response could […]