I am a paramedic specialist and fairly new to the Centerville community. I am very impressed and eternally grateful with the cooperation and assistance that is consistently displayed in not only EMS but in every facet of public service. The Centerville Fire Department is very proactive within the community and is a great asset to the EMS system in their partnership with responding to 911 calls. Centerville Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol and the Sheriff’s Department all play an intrigue roll in public safety and mutual aid.
In closing, I would like to acknowledge the members of the Moravia, Moulton, Mystic, Cincinnati and Exline for their hard work and commitment and who tirelessly sacrifice themselves for others. EMS is not a “broken system” at all and I would challenge the author of the article to forgo his pay to help those in their greatest hour of need.