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Gresham to Multnomah County: Change ambulance policy now

Posted on AllSides February 20th, 2024
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GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN) — On the same day the Multnomah County chair re-iterated the county was not about to change its 2-paramedic policy, the Gresham City Council voted unanimously to demand the county adopt a one paramedic-one EMT model. The Gresham City Council wants Multnomah County to change temporarily but immediately to the model used by most other counties as sluggish response times from understaffed ambulance crews put lives at risk. “I know of 90-minute response times for different calls, routinely 20-30 minutes, 45 minutes for patients that are in...

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