From the Director: 2016 run volume expected to surpass 2015 figures
Emmet County EMS is on pace to break past run records this year, as volumes continue to surpass those of previous years each month.
Through the end of August 2016, ECEMS responded to 3,215 calls for assistance. In July, 507 runs surpassed the previous year’s total by about 80 runs. And in August, 511 runs surpassed the prior year’s volume by about 100 runs.
“At this rate, we expect to be up about 10 percent by year end 2016 over 2015,” said ECEMS Director Larry Hansen. “This tells us that this area continues to be growing and continues to be a very popular destination for visitors. We had a very busy summer and with winter around the corner, we are expecting a busy cold season ahead as well. I want to commend all of our staff who have been covering all corners of the county exceptionally as we cared for our year round population and our tens of thousands of summertime visitors.”