Johnston County has nine rescue squads, but with a growing population,growing costs and shrinking volunteer ranks, those squads are stretchedthin. The ambulances are moved all around the county, which results in aslower response rate. The county has commissioned a study to find asolution to the problem.
One solution being discussed is a county-wide EMS tax. Paramedics saythey feel the county will be willing to pay the tax if necessary.
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