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Hettinger EMT earns 2013 Stars of Life award

April 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Chris Schauer knew something fishy was going on when his colleagues at the Volunteer West River Ambulance Service encouraged him to go to the state convention on his off year. Continue Reading

Desert perspective: Wilson uses EMT training to aid immigrants along U.S./Mexico

February 10, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Growing up in Worthington, Dan Wilson was acquainted with the controversial issues surrounding immigration.
“I was in school when they were dealing with the first waves of Hispanic immigrants,” said Wilson, son of Keith and Jean Wilson of Worthington. “This is a reality I knew. I knew people made a lot of sacrifices to do it, and I had also seen some of the reasons for the immigration. I was feeling connected to that last step of immigration, and it was intriguing to me.”
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Rural rescue

August 1, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

It’s been a tough five years for LaMoure, N.D., resident Connie Willey.
She’s served her community as an emergency medical technician for 20 years, but due to changing times, insufficient funds and not enough hours in the day, the number of emergency volunteers have shrunk in LaMoure, leaving Willey and two others to cover most of the 60 12-hour ambulance shifts each month for the last five years or so. Willey is president of the Community Volunteer EMS Service of LaMoure.
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Sanford settles claim with EMTs for overtime pay

January 18, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

More than $77,000 paid to 21 EMTs for hours worked
WORTHINGTON Sanford Medical Center Worthington has settled a claim with the U.S. Labor Department after a complaint-based investigation revealed the company’s failure to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The investigation dates back to July 1, 2008, when Sanford officially gained ownership of the local hospital. A press release issued Tuesday by the U.S. Labor Department detailed Sanford’s violation, in which 21 emergency medical technicians on its staff were not given overtime compensation for on-call work hours logged from July 1, 2008, to Jan. 10, 2010. Continue Reading