Cole County EMS Going to Twenty Hour Shifts

A plan to go back to 24 hours shifts for the Cole County Emergency Medical Services is now approved.

The Cole County Commission approved the measure yesterday (Thursday) after a year of 12 hour paramedic shifts.

The decision to switch back to the 24 hour shifts will bring a new pay scale and according to a spokesperson with the EMS paramedics may see a four to six thousand dollar raise.

The new 24 hour shifts start on August 26th.

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