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With the emergency order lifted, EMTs are now forced to wait for certification

EMTs in New York are waiting to be certified as ambulance services face a statewide shortage.

During the pandemic people wishing to become certified were able to do so by taking one of two tests (a state or national exam) with an emergency order.

The emergency order was lifted in June, forcing hundreds to wait for certification after taking the national exam.

Ambulance services are receiving an increase in call volume with people outside of their houses doing more.

Republican Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh is urging health officials for the state to fix the issue by allowing EMTs to be certified under both tests.

Categories: New York StateNews