FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Amid a shortage of medics, Councilman Russ Jehl wants to know what the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority (TRAA) is doing to help solve long response times for residents.
Jehl says TRAA declared an emergency in terms of those suffering a medical event, but they’ve declined to hold more meetings to address the various issues.
Councilman Paul Ensley and Councilman Tom Freistroffer also agreed with Jehl’s call for leadership to speak out. Councilman Freistroffer went as far as to say “This is not just a Fort Wayne problem, this is a problem across the country.”
Multiple paramedics also attended the council meeting Tuesday and agreed with the concerns of Councilman Jehl.
Council expects to see TRAA at the July 27 meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Citizens Square. Councilman Jehl said that at this meeting, he expects the administration to facilitate the expedited talks which includes the use of part time employees during the emergency, emergency compensation and any other solutions they wish to discuss.
WANE 15 has reached out to TRAA for comment but haven’t heard back.