February 27, 2024

EMT Recruitment: Expected To Get A Bit Easier

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) They are the first ones you see in the event of an emergency and now Finney County emergency medical technicians are getting a pay raise.


County Emergency Medical Services Director Skylar Swords knows luring people to work as an EMT in Garden City is not easy, but paying them better will makes offers more attractive.

Swords says only recently did he make enough hires to become fully staffed. Now that Finney County EMT’s have been taken care of with a proposed pay increase, its time to see what can done about getting a new ambulance.

And if one is not enough, how about two?

Swords says his staff was paid recently for being on site when several wind turbines were installed near Ulysses.