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Rural Ambulances Struggle To Find Volunteers

February 28, 2014, 5:06 AM


It's getting harder for small Iowa cities to find and keep enough volunteers willing to staff their ambulances.

In cities with just a few hundred residents like Fostoria and Peterson in northwest Iowa it's difficult to find people willing to attend the 100 hours of required training.

Small town ambulance services offer no pay. In addition, many people work outside their small communities making them unavailable for calls during work hours.

Fostoria, a town of 230 people has 20 volunteers but Assistant Fire Chief Dewey Stouffer says only seven or eight are always active.

Peterson's ambulance service has nine medical technicians but just two who work in town during the day. They cover every 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. shift Monday through Friday.

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