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Swea City Ambulance Service
Volunteer services are finding it more and more challenging to meet the demands of their communities and to maintain a roster of qualified personnel ready to respond to the needs of their citizens at a moment’s notice. Services in many of Iowa’s communities are being forced to limit their response abilities and pass that responsibility on to larger neighboring services. Some have even had to close their doors and cease operations, leaving their communities wondering who will care for them in their time of need.

This is not the case in Swea City, Iowa. In this rural community of just over 500 people in Northwest Iowa, their ambulance service continues to grow. When neighboring communities struggled to keep their ambulance services staffed to respond to calls, Swea City stepped in to help provide that service, going so far as to obtain a second ambulance and a quick response vehicle. The Swea City Ambulance Service is able to guarantee a response to calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and does so with some of the most highly skilled and compassionate caregivers I’ve had the pleasure of working with as partners in Kossuth County.

Their community consistently has volunteers stepping forward to enroll in EMS courses in order to serve as part of the ambulance crew, and their members are continually striving to learn and achieve more. The Swea City Ambulance Service has been able to accomplish all of this thanks to their outstanding leadership, unmatched dedication of their volunteers, and overwhelming community support.

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