LA PLATA, Md. (July 7, 2016)—As a part of the fiscal 2016 budget, the Charles County Commissioners approved the hiring of five additional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel. The northern portion of the county, specifically Waldorf, has the highest call volume in the county and is routinely stressed for EMS resources. The new paramedics and emergency management technicians will address the emergency call volume, and EMS response times in the county. The newly hired personnel will serve in the Station 60 Mobile Intensive Care Unit in White Plains.
"Our residents' safety and welfare is important to us," said Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy. "Emergency personnel are essential to providing quality medical care, and additional personnel will only further improve emergency response throughout the county."
"I am thankful my colleagues supported my budget request for additional emergency response staff," said Commissioner Amanda M. Stewart, M.Ed. (District 3). "After speaking with residents and staff, I learned of the need for increased EMS services, and felt it was a priority as our county moves forward. I am pleased we are able to add personnel, which is key to meeting the emergency medical needs of residents."
For more information about the Department of Emergency Services, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov. For a full list of Charles County fire and EMS services, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/maps/volunteer-fire-and-ems.