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Ambulance service accused of squashing efforts to join IAFF

- 04/17/2015

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A private, non-profit ambulance service was charged by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) with unfair labor practices following allegations that management ...


Declining EMS staff concerns Texas county leaders

- 04/08/2015

KXAN AUSTIN, Texas — Concerns about declining staff numbers from the employee association representing Austin’s paramedics has city leaders taking a closer look at what can be ...


Rural Wis. struggles with volunteer EMT shortage

- 04/06/2015

Agencies have created an EMS Task Force of Northeast Wisconsin to explore changes and solutions for rural ambulance services


Quick Clip: How field training officers can make or break a new provider

- 04/03/2015

Download this quick clip on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In this week’s Inside EMS Quick Clip, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the essential role of the ...


Wyo. EMTs may soon start work before completed criminal background check

- 03/03/2015

CHEYENNE, Wy. — A House of Representatives committee approved a bill Thursday to allow paramedics and emergency medical technicians to begin working in Wyoming without having to wait for ...


Discrimination in EMS ends when attitudes change

- 03/03/2015

I shake my head, sadly not in disbelief, but at the simple sad fact that many of our departments continue to be run by Neanderthals. And, I know that’s insulting to Neanderthals. Discrimination ...


AMR announces final layoffs for Calf. billing office closure

- 03/02/2015

The Modesto Bee SALIDA, Calif. — Employees at the American Medical Response billing center in Salida will continue working on borrowed time, but their employer is firm about closing ...


EMS cheating uncovered in L.A. County Fire scandal

- 02/24/2015

By Paul Pringle Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Fire Department found itself Monday engulfed in a growing scandal after auditors uncovered evidence that the type ...


Reactive changes to medics working long hours are doomed to fail

- 02/17/2015

When I first read how medics in Baltimore are making nearly $200,000 annually, I thought, "hey, where do I sign up for this gig?" Each week only has 168 hours Then I did some ...


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 ...


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