Staffing Shortages Plague the City


The West Concord Ambulance Department has suspended daytime ambulance service during weekdays from 5am to 5pm. The retirement of two long-time members at the end of December has left the department without enough members to support the service. Back in July the city had proposed budgeting for two full-time EMT personnel to maintain the service while the ambulance department works to recruit more members. The solution is to currently curtail the weekday service for six months to resolve the shortage.

During this time the West Concord EMT's will respond to calls and provide patient care until the Dodge Center Ambulance can transport the patient.

Also the city hall is down an administrator as Kimbery Klejeski, who was hired in mid-November, stepped down from the position last week. The city is currently in search of a new administrator.