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Ariz. EMS providers consider a labor strike

- 01/23/2015

TUCSON, Ariz. — Union employees at Southwest Ambulance, a Southern Arizona company owned by Rural Metro, are considering a possible strike that could impact service. Members of Local ...


Iowa EMS looking for Spanish speaking providers

- 01/16/2015

About 5 percent of emergency calls are from Spanish speakers, and the department wants to recruit more bilingual employees to bridge the language barrier


Iowa EMS looking for Spanish speaking providers

- 01/16/2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Siouxland Paramedics is seeking to recruit EMS providers that can help bridge a Spanish language barrier. Operations Director Brian Jacobson told Sioxlandmatters.com ...


Inside EMS Podcast: Is EMS safe from outsourcing?

- 01/09/2015

Download this week's episode on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In this week’s Inside EMS Podcast, hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson wonder if EMS is safe from outsourcing ...


Why EMS is not safe from outsourcing

- 01/06/2015

Outsourcing work done by Americans to overseas companies has been a strain on the U.S. economy for more than a decade. While EMS providers might feel comfortable that the provision of our services ...


Why the medic hiring boom-bust cycle continues

- 12/23/2014

Like most health care positions, securing a paramedic position is a cyclical event. It seems like every decade or so we swing from feast to famine, then back to feast again. Trying to get hired ...


Medics sue S.C. county over promised pay raises

- 12/18/2014

By Charles D. Perry The Sun News HORRY COUNTY, S.C. — Four longtime Horry County Fire-Rescue employees are suing the agency for not following through on promised pay raises, according ...


Competition for paramedics driving up wages

- 12/17/2014

By Jayme Fraser Houston Chronicle HOUSTON, Texas — Rapid growth and a changing health care market have increased competition among some suburban emergency service providers, driving ...


Ohio department seeks to add full-time firefighters

- 12/01/2014

Akron Beacon Journal NORTON, Ohio — The city’s fire chief said that by increasing his full-time staff, Norton actually can save money and stay within its budget for next year. Fire ...


Fatigued Australian medics demand changes to on-call system

- 11/29/2014

SOUTH AUSTRALIA — Sleep-deprived paramedics in regional South Australia are demanding roster changes because they fear they could be a danger to patients. An on-call system is used in ...


Mo. ambulance district to continue brownouts

- 11/21/2014

By Susan Weich St. Louis Post-Dispatch TROY, Mo. — Directors for the Lincoln County Ambulance District decided Wednesday to continue rolling base closures in the wake of the second ...


N.Y. fire district increases EMS services

- 11/06/2014

By Ashleigh Livingston Press-Republican LYON MOUNTAIN, N.Y. — The Lyon Mountain Fire District will increase EMS service beginning in February. At a meeting on Monday, the Fire Commission ...


L.A. county fire chief vows to overhaul hiring practices

- 10/30/2014

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County fire chief said he will overhaul the agency’s hiring procedures in response to an investigation that found a large percentage of firefighters ...


Thousands of UK health workers strike over wage dispute

- 10/13/2014

Military personnel and police were on hand to help with ambulance services after EMTs, nurses and health workers held a four-hour strike in response to not receiving pay raises


Thousands of UK health workers strike over wage dispute

- 10/13/2014

BBC ENGLAND — Thousands of health workers, including nurses, midwives and ambulance staff, have taken part in the first strike over pay for more than 30 years. But disruption was ...


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