UNMC Volunteer EMS Training Program Seeks State Funding

University of Nebraska Medical Center leaders are seeking state support to continue a statewide program that has trained nearly 7,000 individuals – mostly volunteer emergency medical services providers and firefighters.

LB 761, introduced by Adams Sen. Myron Dorn of Adams, would provide operational funding for the Simulation in Motion-Nebraska program, initially launched in 2017 by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

The SIM-NE trucks have provided over 20,000 hours of free continuing education training to volunteer EMS providers, firefighters and critical access hospital staff in 87 of Nebraska’s 932 counties.

UNMC representatives testified Jan. 27 to the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee.

LB 761 would increase 50 cents to the motor vehicle license fee to provide funding from the Nebraska Emergency Medical Systems Operations Cash Fund to UNMC SIM-NE.

The trucks are based in Lincoln, Norfolk, Kearney and Scottsbluff.



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