Volunteers are essential to the EMS programs in rural communities across the United States . Declining volunteerism and burnout are making it hard and in some cases impossible for communities to keep their ambulance service online.

Join us as we discuss efforts in Utah during the 2021 legislature to pass a bill that provides health insurance benefits for emergency medical service volunteers. Our guests this week cover how important it is to create an incentive to help grow volunteer staffing.

• Brandy Grace, Utah Association of Counties
• Mike Willits, Director for Sevier County EMS and President of the Rural EMS Directors Association
• Steven Lund, Utah House of Representatives District 58
• Darin Bushman, Piute County Commissioner