More and more people are calling 911 in Haliburton. There were 440 more calls to the Haliburton County Paramedic Services in 2016 than in 2015, which is about a seven per cent increase. Of those calls, 223 were for emergencies.

Paramedic Deputy Chief Jim Young says the biggest issue is getting to those calls quickly, as the county is very spread out. His report on the numbers says they are monitoring the calls and making adjustments when needed to make sure those who need emergency care get it.

The Haliburton EMS base has two ambulances, there’s one at the Minden base, and one at Tory Hill.