Tri-State Ambulance and La Crosse Fire Department come to agreement on paramedics
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — A new agreement is being called a win for La Crosse residents.
Tri-State Ambulance and the city of La Crosse have come to an agreement that fire department paramedics may apply for open paramedic positions with Tri-State ambulance.
Previously, while paramedics could apply for positions, this creates a plan that makes it easier for firefighters to work as paramedics.
The agreement will help fill a need for Tri-State and training for firefighters.
“I finally get to use the skills that I went to school to obtain the knowledge in a full spectrum on a first response platform,” said Brandon Scharmer, La Crosse Firefighter and Paramedic.
The agreement takes effect this summer.
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