Economy, aging population cited for 15% jump in 2010; trend continuing this year
As Peachtree City’s population continues to age, the demands on emergency services will continue to increase, Fire Chief Ed Eiswerth told the City Council last week.
Some 34 percent of the city’s EMS calls last year were for persons age 65 and older, Eiswerth said. That’s a big number considering that such people account for just 10.2 percent of the city’s population, he added.
From 2009 to 2010, EMS calls increased overall by 15 percent, Eiswerth said.
And this year is looking to be a 12 percent jump already, he added. Read More»