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Darlington Police, EMS partner under recent law
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Pictured from left are Chief Jason King, Sgt. Tony Ruesga, EMS Director Bridget Schuchart, officer Nick Mantsch, officer Zach Keister and officer Ben Conway at Rural Medical Ambulance Service on Thursday. (Photo supplied)
DARLINGTON - The City of Darlington Police Department and Rural Medical Ambulance Service have partnered under the 2015 Wisconsin Act 113 to provide emergency medical services to Darlington area citizens, according to a news release from Darlington Police Chief Jason King. The 2015 Wisconsin Act 113 went into effect 18 months ago and lowered state requirements on ambulance staffing from two Emergency Medical Technicians to one, provided the EMT is partnered with an Emergency Medical Responder. An EMR, also known as a First Responder, is part of the EMS system but has less training than an EMT.