EMS calls continue to increase

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Agency stretched thin amid budget cuts

By Ian Neligh

Calls to Clear Creek EMS this winter are at an all-time high, straining the agency’s workforce and funding.

The last 20 days of December and first 20 days of January saw the ambulance service respond to 275 calls.

"A lot of these days were at least 120 percent of average, but when we get into January, we're looking at 200 percent of average on a lot of days," said Clear Creek EMS director Nicolena Johnson. "And this is traditionally a pretty busy time of year for us, (but) this was unprecedented."

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