Starke County EMS is still looking for EMTs and paramedics. Director Keith Emigh told the county commissioners this week his goal is to have all three bases adequately staffed in order to offer county-wide Advance Life Support Service around the clock, seven days a week.
ALS personnel are certified to provide more services, including the administration of some medications. Having ALS trucks available throughout the county also allows Starke County EMS to transport patients from IU Health Starke Hospital and local nursing homesto other medical facilities as needed for treatment while ensuring the county is covered in case of an emergency.
Emigh hired six part-time paramedics and four part-time EMTs last month and says he will continue hiring until the service is staffed at adequate levels.