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Emergency situation for ambulance service in Jefferson County

Waurika_The Waurika volunteer ambulance service says it has the equipment to get the job done, but what they don't have is the manpower.  This past year, Waurika's EMS expanded its coverage area which thinned their crew, then three were injured, and then others quit.

Now, EMS Director Sarah Ray says what staff she has left is being forced to work around the clock.  "Covering 24/7.  The rest of us just have to pick up the slack.  That means putting other family matters other things that you want to do on hold," Ray said. 

 One of Waurika's EMS stations has been shut down temporarily. Ray says if Waurika doesn't get more first responders and EMT's soon, they may have to shut the whole operation down.

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