Mat-Su adds 25 medics, 2 ambulances in major shift to full-time force

Anchorage Daily News - 03-21

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PALMER — Ambulance calls in Mat-Su are undergoing an upheaval as the fast-growing borough shifts to more full-time medics after relying on community members for decades. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly this week approved 25 new medic positions — 17 emergency medical technicians, four paramedics and four battalion chiefs — and two more ambulances in response to call volumes that have doubled since 2010.