By DAMON LAWRENCE
Roane County’s ambulance service has fallen on some hard times.
“We are having a manpower shortage,” said Gloria Wright, director of emergency medical services. “Our paramedics and EMTs (emergency medical technicians) are having to run back-to-back calls, sometimes 24 hours a day.”
Wright said six additional full-time employees will help. The County Commission could decide today, March 8, whether to give Wright’s department the requested help.