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Louisiana-based ambulance company hopes to offer solution to EMS labor crisis: 'Could mean life or death'

Added 01-25-22 09:43:02pm EST - “The national shortage of EMTs and paramedics is crippling ambulance services across the U.S. Louisiana-based Acadian Ambulance hopes to offer a solution.” - Foxnews.com

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The national shortage of EMTs and paramedics is crippling ambulance services across the U.S. Louisiana-based Acadian Ambulance hopes to offer a solution.

BATON ROUGE, La. – The national shortage of emergency medical technicians (EMT) and paramedics is crippling ambulance services across the United States, leading to longer wait times for 911 calls – but one major ambulance company hopes to offer a solution to this labor crisis. 

Acadian Ambulance, one of the nation's largest ambulance services, is no longer waiting for new EMTs to come to it from technical schools. Instead, the company has created its own fast-track course that will get new EMTs on an ambulance in less than two months. 

"No one has ever seen this," said Justin Cox, the operations manager with Acadian Ambulance. "The amount of people leaving EMS in general is something that is unprecedented." 

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