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Advisory: Rep. Huot to host listening session in Rochester dedicated to recruitment and retention of Emergency Medical Services workers

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

St. Paul, Minn. - State Rep. John Huot (DFL-Rosemount) will host a meeting in Rochester with regional Emergency Medical Services boards and EMS workers to engage in a public discussion about how the state can help with recruitment and retention of EMS workers, aiming for quicker response rates in emergency situations. NBC recently reported that 57 million Americans face an EMS shortage.

“Minnesotans expect and deserve fast and reliable emergency services in times of crisis,” said Rep.  Huot. “To move forward with solutions, we must understand the financial constraints volunteer EMS workers are facing, and other barriers preventing local community members from volunteering, such as training costs.”    

The meeting is scheduled for:

  • TONIGHT, January 29, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rochester EOC, 2185 Wheelock Drive Northeast, Rochester, MN 55906

The public is invited to attend and bring questions and comments. Rep. Huot can be reached by phone at 651-296-4306 or by email at