The American Ambulance Association (AAA) warned House and Senate leaders the “nation’s EMS system is facing a crippling workforce shortage, a long-term problem that has been building for more than a decade. It threatens to undermine our emergency 9-1-1 infrastructure and deserves urgent attention by Congress.”
“The magnitude has really blown up over the last few months,” AAA President Shawn Baird told NBC News.
“When you take a system that was already fragile and stretched it because you didn’t have enough people entering the field, then you throw a public health emergency and all of the additional burdens that it put on our workforce, as well as the labor shortages across the entire economy, and it really has put us in a crisis mode,” Baird said... READ MORE
WOODSTOCK, GA — A decorated officer, paramedic and veteran has taken the helm of Cherokee E 9-1-1.
Shane Bonebrake, who recently retired from the Woodstock Police Department, was named the new E 9-1-1 director. His first day on the job was Monday, Oct. 4.
“I chose Shane Bonebrake for this position because he is a leader who leads by example,” Public Services Agency Director Dana Martin said. “He has earned an impressive reputation working in various public safety roles in this community consistently demonstrating high standards of integrity, professionalism, and dedication to service.” … READ MORE
Born from the 9/11 tragedy was FirstNet. FirstNet is America’s public safety network built for public safety. FirstNet provides reliable communication to keep your personnel and community safe. But let us remember our commitment 20 years ago to never forget. 9/11 was a defining moment for the United States as terrorists attacked America. But it also was a defining moment in our country’s response to terrorism uniting Americans… READ MORE