by Madison White Franks
HEATHSVILLE—Rescue squad volunteer Jimmy Brann on November 9 raised concerns regarding the state of emergency medical services in Northumberland County.
He told county supervisors his primary concern involves the number of calls being dropped.
“You have career staff who answers the majority of the calls and they are doing an awesome job, but you are running them to death. EMS is not like going out and running a hardware store or working at the fish factory. You are dealing with people dying, people sick and people who are hurt. It’s very stressful,” said Brann.
Something needs to take place to improve the EMS system before someone dies, he said.