A new organization is giving emergency medical services personnel a unified voice in the Legislature.
The Wyoming Association for Emergency Medical Services represents paramedics and emergency medical technicians, giving them a way to influence policies that affect them.
Sharla Allen, the organization’s executive director, said there are more than 4,500 emergency medical service providers working for 72 different organizations in Wyoming, including both public and private entities.
Allen’s organization is in the middle of a membership drive.
Allen said the group will provide a way for those workers, including some volunteers, to reach out to policy makers in an organized way.
“There is no single, solitary, united voice for EMS providers such as here at the Legislature,” she said. “And also the organization is pulling together so they can provide excellence in advocacy and education.”