'Crisis point': Firefighters cover for ambulance due to paramedic shortages

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By Lanie Tindale
Updated June 7 2022 - 6:59am, first published 1:15am
Paramedic shortages brought on by health-related layoffs meant a fire truck had to respond to a callout on the weekend. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Canberra's pandemic shortage has reached a "crisis point" as fire crews were forced to cover for ACT Ambulance Services on Saturday, the ambulance union has said.

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I am a trainee at The Canberra Times. I currently cover breaking news, as well as an assortment of other random topics. I previously worked in digital news. Email tips or cute dog videos to lanie.tindale@canberratimes.com.au.