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Paramedics and Ambulances in Short Supply

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TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - News 18 has told you about hospitals in the area seeing a staffing shortage, and paramedics are no exception.

The director of the Tippecanoe Ambulance Service says the problem has actually existed for years.

With no paramedic school in Tippecanoe County, and lower pay, finding these trained professionals becomes more difficult.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, paramedics in Indiana make an average annual wage of about thirty-six thousand dollars per year.

Supply chain issues are also a problem.

Nick Sansone says multiple ambulances in the county are missing a chip that could make them operational.

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