News Haliburton County concerned with proposed changes to Ambulance Act SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Wednesday, Jul. 26th, 2017 Photo: Supplied by Kenny Trenton Haliburton County is worried about a provincial proposal on the table for ambulance services. Ontario’s Health Ministry is looking at sending firefighters trained as paramedics to calls deemed not serious. The government plans to try two pilot projects in two yet-to-be determined communities Warden Brent Devolin says the financial implications of the proposed changes to the Ambulance Act are troublesome. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Brent-1-2.mp3 Devolin added that fire services are funded 100 per cent at the municipal level. He says talks are far along enough at Queen’s Park that municipal politicians need to pay attention to this. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Brent-2-2.mp3 According to the Ministry of Health, allowing firefighters to respond to less serious calls will help reduce hospital crowds. The Ambulance Act states paramedics have to take a patient to the hospital, no exceptions, when they are called.