Posted on 27 December 2010 by KWBG
BOONE, Iowa—Earlier this year, Boone County Communication personnel underwent Emergency Medical Dispatch training, with one of the goals being the reduction in unnecessary emergency responses. Early indications are that the training is doing the job. Louie Greco, Boone County Hospital Ambulance Director says as expected the emergency responses have decreased and non-emergency calls have increased. Greco says the reduction in emergency calls also reduces the chances of accidents, since there are no lights or sirens.