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Number Of EMS Volunteers Declining In Wallington

The number of EMS volunteers in Wallington is declining.
The number of EMS volunteers in Wallington is declining. Photo Credit: mcfd.org

WALLINGTON, N.J. – Dwindling numbers of EMS volunteers are making it difficult to provide emergency services during the day, borough officials told Community News .

An increase in the hours needed for training and certification has created the dropoff, Councilman Mark Tomko told Community News.

Training requirements can range from 160 hours to more than 250, depending on the type of program or county, according to the EMS Council of New Jersey, Community News reports.

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