To the Editor
August 10, 2023
Let’s think long-term about the Petersburg emergency services
To the Editor:
Let’s think long-term about the Petersburg emergency services. Structure fires grow larger before PVFD can assemble enough trained firefighters to deal with the danger. Likewise, frequently the ambulance must wait to respond until a full crew of EMTs can assemble to answer the patient’s distress. These delays are absolutely not the fault of our volunteer fire and EMS department. The trained volunteers who do respond must work the emergencies short-staffed.
Petersburg has always relied on an all-volunteer emer...