The days of an all-volunteer ambulance service in rural North Dakota towns may be numbered. The legislature’s Public Safety and Transportation Committee met in Bottineau today and talked about ways to support local amubulance services with grants and state funds. The Mohall Ambulance Service has been testing out a new forumla for a few years. It pays staff to provide coverage during daytime hours and relies on volunteers for other times. That way, people who work during the day can still volunteer with less likelyhood of being pulled from their jobs. (Diane Witteman, Mohall Ambulance Service) “A lot of the smaller services with the numbers of volunteers becoming less, they’re going to be struggling. We still need those ambulance services out there because of our rural areas.” (Sen. David O’Connell, Committee Chairman) “It’s been going over good with these grants and help from the state. We have a bill draft here today we’ll be looking at and I think it’s going to be a good program. The committee also discussed technology upgrades for emergency agencies, and the outlook for federal highway construction money. It will report to the next legislative session that begins in January.
WASHINGTON (WJLA) – A MPD officer struck in a hit-and-run had to wait nearly 20 minutes before an ambulance arrived on scene.A vehicle struck the MPD officer just after 6:30 p.m. at 46th and A streets SE. When the call was dispatched, D.C. said they had no available EMS units to send.An ambulance from Prince George’s County was dispatched, arriving to the scene at 6:52 p.m. Nearly an hour passed between the time the officer was struck and his arrival time at MedStar Washington Hospital.According to police, the suspect fled the scene, leaving the vehicle behind.The officer was conscious and breathing upon transport to an area hospital.
See also:Smith hails players after crucial Brentford winBrentford announce season ticket price freezeBrentford to hire chief scout Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Brentford 3 Bolton 1Lasse Vibe scored twice as Brentford pulled comfortably clear of the relegation zone with another resounding win.AdChoices广告Nico Yennaris scored the Bees’ other goal in a first-half blitzing of the Championship’s bottom side, who pulled a goal back in the second half courtesy of Zach Clough’s penalty.Yennaris opened the scoring on 17 minutes with his second goal in as many matches.The former Arsenal youngster, who scored his first Brentford goal in Saturday’s 3-0 win at Nottingham Forest, fired in from close range after Alan Judge’s pull-back had been scuffed towards him by Ryan Woods.Striker Vibe, who also netted at the weekend, then scored twice before half-time to effectively kill the game.The Dane followed up his own cross from the right, darting into the middle and eventually slotting home after Bolton had failed to clear the ball.And Vibe struck again when he headed in Judge’s right-wing cross nine minutes before the interval.Brentford eased up and Bolton improved after the break, and Liam Trotter missed a good chance when he fired wide after Alan McCormack had lost possession.McCormack then gave away a penalty by tripping Kaiyne Wollery, and Clough netted from the spot.And Clough was denied an injury-time goal when Yoann Barbet somehow managed to back-heel the ball off the line.Following an alarming recent slump, back-to-back wins have left Brentford virtually safe from relegation, in 14th place with 49 points. Brentford: Button, Colin, Dean, Barbet, Bidwell, McCormack, Yennaris, Woods, Judge, Saunders, (Canos 69), Vibe (Hogan 82).