Llano County paramedics temporarily off the job

LLANO, Texas (KXAN) – Several paramedics in Llano County are temporarily off the job, KXAN has learned.

Llano County Judge Wayne Brascom says officials with Scott & White brought in ambulances and workers from Temple late Friday night to replace those paramedics.

A Llano County commissioner says the move could be tied to an internal investigation.

Brascom met with Baylor Scott & White employees Monday to make sure the resources are in place in case of an emergency.

“Tell us what’s going on,” said Kim Horton, who lives in Llano and is concerned about what is happening. “A lot of elderly people are concerned and don’t know what’s going on. Will there be someone to help them or will there not?”

Exactly how many paramedics Scott & White brought in is unclear.

According to a Llano County commissioner Scott & White is performing an internal investigation, but the reason why remains a mystery.

“I can tell you based on what I know they’re at home and not working as far as I know,” Brascom said of the current workers.

In a statement, officials with Scott & White said EMS service in the county will be continue to be provided by Baylor Scott & White.

Llano County EMS services have not been suspended, nor has any Llano County EMS employee been suspended or terminated from employment. Baylor Scott & White continues to provide EMS service to Llano County in our Hill Country Region.

Officials declined to provide any further information and it was unclear how many paramedics were pulled from their jobs.

Brascom says he was told the employees would be back at work by the end of the week.

 

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