N.C. EMS suspended from medical calls during investigation

Details of the investigation are unknown, but it’s said to be fairly serious


RICHLANDS, N.C. — Richlands Volunteer EMS Rescue serviced has been suspended from responding to certain medical calls in light of a state investigation into a complaint filed against the agency.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that an investigation is underway, but would not provide any details, The Daily News reports. 

Although specifics are unknown, Onslow County Emergency Services Director Normal Bryson told ABC News that it is a fairly serious investigation.  He said he learned of the complaint in June, and issued the suspension.

The county has EMS crews throughout the region, so response times shouldn’t be impacted, he said.

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