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Marking the 50th anniversary of her historic hiring, Brewer reflects on her career and the challenges and joys of breaking the fire service glass ceiling
Ensuring equitable treatment for all communities begins with understanding how unintentional racism can produce racist outcomes in EMS
Through a partnership with the Girl Scouts of America, Camp Fury is igniting a passion for public safety and emergency services among young girls
The lawsuit alleges women were barred from becoming paramedics by unnecessary physical tests
The program takes its name from the first-ever ambulance service composed of primarily Black paramedics
Chief Amera Gilchrist, the first Black and first female chief of Pittsburgh EMS, announced the launch of the academy
Dr. Candice McDonald shares her personal journey of overcoming adversity to inspire fire and EMS leaders at ImageTrend Connect
Creating a mindset to achieve diverse, equitable and inclusive hiring practices
LaDamonyon “DeeDee” Hall, 47, died in 2022 after police and EMS providers responding to a reported disturbance handcuffed and transported her
“I am not willing to give our health for him,” Sacramento Firefighter Timothy John Keyes wrote on Facebook, according to a disciplinary letter
Recently demoted Chief Michael Gala told Arnaldo Rodriguez not to return to the academy
Board members rejected calls by female and minority crewmembers to look outside the agency for a more diverse candidate pool
Teaching points from the ‘malpractice or murder’ case: Action steps for EMS practitioners
Out of 15,250 total applications the city received, only about 4,971 applicants were invited to take the exam
Lexipol Editorial Director Greg Friese guest hosts this episode with cohost Kelly Grayson as they discuss diversity in EMS education
The leadership development workshop will include take-home strategies
Hamden Mayor Lauren Garrett said wants to be sure company changes and that she asked the fire chief to tell members to speak up if they witness misconduct
The researchers suggest that greater diversity in training materials could help improve patients’ survival rates
The department must implement a plan to hire more women and non-white firefighters and upgrade stations to accommodate women’s privacy
“I really want to make sure that this never happens to another female because I know how hard it has been,” said EMT Anna Broggi, who is suing
Recent research focuses on how care delivery may differ based on a patient’s ethnicity and race.
GMR and AMR maintain a “no facial hair” policy for first responders, arguing the respirators providers must wear won’t fit correctly
A more diverse EMS workforce provides more equitable care
AMR’s award-winning earn-while-you-learn programs allow previously untrained candidates to became certified as EMTs in 12 weeks
Allentown EMS have been given iPads equipped with access to Lehigh Valley Health Network’s live video medical language interpreting service
The paramedics and current or recent members of the fire prevention division said bias against Black women has affected their pay and opportunities
Lt. Rich Michelson alleges discrimination, a lack of due process and that a faulty misconduct claim was used to fire him
Gabriel Watson said his job was “constructively terminated;” Portland officials said he was laid off after he blacked out on duty and refused to take a fitness test
About $450,000 will go to nonprofits that focus on EMT training for young people of color, and $300,000 will go to Interface Children and Family Services