Yankton County Wants More Paramedics

Yankton County Wants More Paramedics

Discussion surrounding the lack of available employees ensued at the Yankton County Commissioners meeting Tuesday.

Yankton County Emergency Medical Services Administrator Steve Hawkins appeared before the board, asking to hire an additional full-time paramedic.

Hawkins says that he is having trouble getting his part-time paramedics to work day shifts Monday through Friday…

Hawkins says that by adding a full-time employee, it would alleviate the overtime that he is currently paying his full-time staff.

Yankton County Commissioner Dan Klimisch says nobody feels they are adequality staffed. He says its not exclusive to the EMS field…

After further discussion, no action was taken on the issue due to this not being an agenda item on the previously published agenda.