Increasing costs, shrinking reimbursements, aging baby-boomers…these are just some of the challenges facing our emergency medical services. And towns are struggling to be able to afford these services. Dan Manz is Director of Emergency Medical Services for Vermont Dept Health and a volunteer with Essex Rescue. Jim Finger is President of the Vermont Ambulance Association. Patti O’Donnell is a Republican Representative from Vernon. They spoke with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the challenges faced by Vermont’s emergency medical services.