Pulaski County EMS Director Nikki Lowry is still in need of paramedics for her department.
She told the commissioners this week that she is currently in the hiring process for staff. While she gets plenty of applications for basic life service, she needs to have advanced life service staff, which is required.
Lowry asked the commissioners to help her come up with better pay or incentives to get people into her department. She facilitated an advanced life service class on Monday where ten people attended.
She also reported that the average time an ambulance is at a call is 15 minutes. Lowry said that’s where they like to be on calls, but they never know what kind of situation they will run into. They want to provide precise, quick service in order to be ready for any other emergency.