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 By Madelyn Beck    News    January 25, 2024

Short on volunteer firefighters and EMTs? These bills could help

Amid funding and staffing pressures at emergency medical service agencies across Wyoming, two bills this legislative session aim to help attract more volunteers.  The Joint Labor, Health and Social S...

 
 By Madelyn Beck    News    October 26, 2023

Wyoming 988 suicide hotline is performing well. But it faces a fiscal cliff.

CASPER – Katrina Ferrell helps people in crisis.  As program coordinator for the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, she assists callers who may be feeling desperate or despondent. The lifeline provides free emotional support and resources day and...

 
 By Madelyn Beck    News    January 26, 2023

Fentanyl problem still growing in Wyoming

The flow of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids into Wyoming continues to swell, according to data presented to state lawmakers last week.  From 2017 to 2021, Wyoming lost 410 people to drug overdoses with a growing share of deaths due to...

 
 By Madelyn Beck    News    January 12, 2023

Struggling ambulance services may find life support in proposed bill

Mounting pressures have made it nearly impossible for rural EMS agencies to balance their budgets, resulting in a spate of EMS office closures across Wyoming and increasing uncertainty about providing ambulance and emergency care to state...

 

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