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Citizens voice concerns over LEE Co. EMS schedule

Lee Co leaders will meet with EMS and Fire officials to discuss possible changes to their schedules. (Source:WALB) Lee Co leaders will meet with EMS and Fire officials to discuss possible changes to their schedules. (Source:WALB)
Concerned citizens believe the changes would hinder them from working other jobs. (Source:WALB) Concerned citizens believe the changes would hinder them from working other jobs. (Source:WALB)
Susan Pinson, Wife of Paramedic (Source:WALB) Susan Pinson, Wife of Paramedic (Source:WALB)
Dennis Roland, Lee Co. Vice-Chairman (Source:WALB) Dennis Roland, Lee Co. Vice-Chairman (Source:WALB)
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Lee County commissioners plan to meet with EMT's and firefighters next month before they decide on controversial schedule changes.

The wife of a Lee County paramedic spoke out against the proposed changes at Tuesday's commission meeting.

Susan Pinson said that more than 20 paramedics would leave the county and choose to work their other jobs if commissioners approve moving crews from a 24-hour on, 72-off schedule to 24-on, 48-off. 

Commissioners said there's a lot of misinformation out there. 

"Lee County will be left with less than half of their full time paramedics and my concern is what shape is that going to put the county in," explained Pinson.

"I'm not here to try to fire anybody, that's not my mission at all. I hope we can work with them and keep them all on staff," said Lee County Vice Chairman Dennis Roland.

Commissioners believe changing the schedules would help EMS run more efficiently and expand services. 

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