LANSING, MI-- State Representative Beau LaFave is urging budget negotiators to include funding for Upper Peninsula Emergency Medical Services.
The Iron Mountain Republican says the house draft of the Health and Human Services budget didn’t include $182,000 to fund UPEMS operations. He says if it isn’t replaced many rural communities won’t have adequate emergency medical care.
The funding pays for an annual continuing education seminar for EMS personnel in the Upper Peninsula. Last year about 500 personnel attended.