Bullitt County’s Emergency Services Department is having difficulty retaining employees even though the county is experiencing the same unemployment problems facing the rest of the country.
Mr. Phillips, the EMS director, approaches fiscal court at almost every meeting stating the need to replace a dispatcher, EMT or paramedic. The EMS has been dealing with this problem for some time. The reason that most leave is the low pay scale. They can earn 20% to 30% more working for a neighboring county or a private employer.