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Dorothy Baron, 82, Bill Peters, 65, and Aric Homola, 18, provide medical service for a Wyoming town of about 1,000 people. Photos: Benjamin Rasmussen, Maddie McGarvey and Emily Kask

How Volunteer EMTs Became America’s Last Line of First Response

They’ve provided emergency care in rural areas for decades. Will the pandemic push the system as far as it can go?

he 911 call came in for a panic attack and trouble breathing. Usually, this would be a typical call for Greg Girard, an EMT for Buck Creek Township Fire Department in…