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EMS summit held in Dubuque; aims to improve services

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

EMS services are not a required essential service in the state of Iowa.

That's something Senator Jeff Danielson of Cedar Falls hopes to shed light on across the state.

Besides his work in the Iowa Senate, he's also a Cedar Falls firefighter.

Saturday, as part of a summit to discuss the future of EMS, he toured the Dubuque fire tower.

It's used for training by emergency responders in Dubuque.

"Especially in rural Iowa, the ability to have the responders in the first place and the overall service to maintain and manage that in respond to some of our places in Iowa, you are getting the second and third 911 calls without anybody showing up.

Danielson says he hopes to improve Iowa's EMS services in the next legislative session.

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