Volunteer EMTs needed in Andalusia

Right now, Andalusia Volunteer Ambulance covers an area of 282 square miles with only ten active volunteer EMTs.  So, they’re looking for more volunteers.

Volunteer EMT Scott Culoen said without volunteers the service could become staffed with paid employees, forcing property taxes to be increased by thousands of dollars.

Culoen said another agency tried to take over the Andalusis Ambulance Service several years ago, and property taxes were expected to increase by $4,000 if it happened.  Culoen credits an active base of volunteers for preventing such a change.

Right now, Andalusia Volunteer Ambulance covers an area of 282 square miles with ten active volunteer EMTs.  So, they’re looking for more volunteers.

Andalusia Volunteer Ambulance hosted an open house offering tours of their facility and of their new ambulance. 

They need volunteers who can act as EMTs and as drivers.  Training is provided and no previous experience is necessary.  Interested people should call (309) 798-5406. 

More info: http://www.andalusiail.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=108&Itemid=299

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