News

News releases/statements:

1/24/21: Michigan EMS: State support needed to end severe first responder staffing crisis 

9/29/21: State leaders prioritize EMS funding for the first time in more than 20 years

9/21/21: Michigan EMS Heroes Honored as 'Stars of Life' During Capitol Ceremony

8/10/21: Michigan paramedic and EMT shortage worsening daily, EMS agencies struggling to cover shifts

5/20/21: Michigan EMS: We need support to survive 

5/13/21: EMS remains on life support as Michigan fails to prioritize ambulance services in state budget

4/14/21: Michigan EMS: Expanded Use of Monoclonal Antibody Therapies Will Help Michigan Fight COVID

2/25/21: EMS is on life support: Time to properly fund ambulance services in Michigan

 

News clips: 

WZZM: 1/24/22: State funding is needed to end first responders staffing shortage, EMS workers say

EMS1: 1/9/22: Michigan's new $5M program to recruit, train first responders leaves out many EMS agencies 

Detroit Free Press: 11/22/21: With EMS staffing crisis brewing for decades, COVID pushes shortage into danger zone

WXYZ: 11/17/21: Ambulance companies concerned EMT and paramedic shortage will impact response times

Oakland Press: 11/15/21: Pandemic having crippling effect on decadelong EMS worker shortage

The Hill: 10/27/21: Ambulance, EMT first responders face 'crippling workforce shortage"

NBC News: 10/8/21: EMS services warn of 'crippling labor shortage' undermining 911 system

WWMT: 10/3/21: Michigan EMS agencies 'very encouraged' by funding boost from state budget

WXYZ: 9/28/21: Critical shortage of first responders in Michigan affecting response times, patient care

WZZM: 9/8/21: EMTs Needed: Frontline worker shortage worsens as pandemic persists

Fox 47 News: 9/1/21: Statewide EMT and paramedic shortage has ripple effects in Lansing

Bridge Magazine: 8/24/21: Michigan is burning through EMTs, paramedics, creating shortages

WILX-TV: 8/16/21: EMT and paramedic shortage puts emergency services in crisis mode across the state

Monroe News: 8/15/21: Lack of funding leads to statewide shortage of EMS workers

WLUC-TV: 8/11/21: EMS staffing shortage causes serious challenges for first responders

WZZM-TV: 8/10/21: EMS leaders say statewide staffing shortage is worsening by the day

Up North Live: 7/30/21: Shortage of paramedics impacting response times in northern Michigan 

WWMT-TV: 5/22/21: Michigan EMS providers sounding the alarm on the lack of funding