Eastern KY First Responder Shortage

The country is experiencing a shortage of first responders. That shortage is in Eastern Kentucky, too.Pikeville Fire, Police, EMS, and Dispatch have all experienced a shortage in staffing, but many have resolved the issue quickly.Pikeville PD Public Information Officer, Tony Conn, said the city’s police were lucky to be fully staffed but had experienced a lack of officers in the months before.Officials with the Pikeville Fire Department say the station is currently short-staffed, but are making do with the firefighters and EMS workers the station currently has and are currently searching for more hires following two recent retirements.Trained telecommunicators are in need.

Source: MG News

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