SCCEMS CEO/EMS Chief Bob Hotchkiss was invited to the Southern Alleghenies Regional EMS Council Legislative Breakfast in Bedford on Wednesday to give a presentation to local municipal officials and EMS leaders on the value of municipal funding to support local EMS Operations. Chief Hotchkiss was joined by PEHSC President David Jones and Bureau of EMS Director Dylan Ferguson for the presentation followed by a question and answer period.
SCCEMS is able to provide its life-saving MEDIC 94 services through the financial support subsidies of the 18 municipalities that we serve. This municipal funding partnership is seen as a best practice for other areas in the Commonwealth to support EMS in a climate of increasing operations costs and decreasing reimbursement. Chief Hotchkiss has given this presentation as several EMS Conferences and municipal groups across the Commonwealth.