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Mo. experts speak out on national medic shortage

Demand is up with increases in the elderly population, and the industry needs more training programs for students, they say

Fox News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The spokesman for the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department says there’s a shortage of first responders for medical emergencies. But apparently, Kansas City isn’t alone; it’s a national issue as well.

It’s an unsettling trend, there’s a national shortage of people trained to help save lives; paramedics.

“It’s a love for taking care of people and their families who are in dire straits sometimes,” said Kim Grubbs, a professor of Emergency Medical Sciences at Johnson County Community College.

Read full story: Shortage of paramedics across the country

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