GAINES COUNTY - The City of Seminole and Gaines County are both hurting for emergency medical teams.
Gaines County Commissioners voted to hire Seminole Police Deputy Lieutenant Chad Hallum as the new Emergency Management Coordinator.
He'll work on the county disaster plan and the emergency operation system.
The Seminole E.M.S. Director tells NewsWest 9, the new coordinator will benefit the city and county emergency agencies, especially during a crisis.
Seminole E.M.S. is still short-staffed.
The director says the economy has made it hard to find trained recruits, resulting in overtime and contracting with other cities.