Lyndon Rescue Inc. aims to address staffing concerns
LYNDON — Lyndon Rescue Inc. aims to address staffing concerns through better wages. The ambulance service would increase starting EMT pay from $13 to $16 under its proposed 2023 budget. Director of Operations Jillian McLaughlin said the Lyndon Rescue Board of Directors last year determined its starting rates were “not competitive” and that the proposed $16 per hour rate was seen as “reasonable.” Under the proposal, annual salary expenses would go up $88,000 to approximately $608,000. Also, in a nod to inflation, LRI would place more money in its fuel and medical supply accounts. The total proposed budget would clear $1 million. To offset rising costs, LRI plans to charge more for calls.