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Improving The Scott County EMS System

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Scott County is looking to improve its emergency medical service system, something they say the haven't updated in more than 20-years.

Officials will conduct a 24-week study on the service starting August 28th.
Authorities hope to find solutions to lingering problems like the response time for paramedics to arrive on scene. Authorities say there are five agencies within the county following their own protocol and the study will find the most efficient way to bring all the agencies under the same procedures.

"We expect the system study will help us do is to define the role of first responders so that we can incorporate that into the licensing regulation," said Edward Rivers, Director of Scott County Public Health.

The county expects to have the results of the study by March 2014.


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