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President of the Austin EMS Association, Capt. Selena Xie is always looking for ways to elevate the EMS impact on the community
In this episode of Inside EMS, our co-hosts discuss cost of living concerns, EMS reimbursement and industry pay standards
Austin, Texas, EMTs and paramedics have every right to be frustrated with the city’s salary increase offer
Captain Jeffrey Little removed the flags from three stations and asked to be exempt from having to raise them
The change in Fort Worth will make MedStar employees members of the fire department
Jeff Davis County EMS Chief Peggy Fonseca was escorted out of the courthouse over what she called a “witch hunt” about staffing and leadership
Firefighters union in Allegany County fights against proposed cuts, layoffs as volunteer ambulance service sets to close
Officials in Fort Worth recommended a fire-based EMS system as the solution to overhaul the city’s EMS
Minnesota Nurses Association leaders say Hennepin Healthcare has not addressed staffing shortages, workplace safety
Nurses in Santa Clara County picketed at Valley Medical Center and O’Connor Hospital in San Jose and St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy
Austin-Travis County EMS personnel have had equipment and medications stolen while stationed at apartments
Efforts in Lawrence work to turn around the shortage of EMS personnel
The Rialto firefighters maintained they were strictly adhering to COVID protocols in the 2021 incident
Escambia County EMS union members say leadership has created an unsafe, toxic environment
Members of Cheshire County EMS voted to join Teamsters Local 633 in Manchester
Nurses from the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children held signs that said “Patients Before Profits” and “Safe Staffing Matters!”
Gainesville officials hope the new work schedule will enhance first responders’ work-life balance and boost recruitment
EMTs and paramedics in an unofficial picket call for changes to working conditions
The Department of Health select Falck to replace AMR, which has held the contract for 44 years
Peter Zisopoulos repeatedly stabbed Lt. Alison Russo-Elling as she walked from her station to a deli
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is looking into the operations of a fire department that gets it’s named from the 1970s TV show “Emergency!”
Court sides with jury that the city violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, owing millions to over 2,000 EMTs
Collective bargaining is being promoted as a recruitment, retention benefit for Portsmouth
Scottsdale Fire Fighters Association leader says the planned hospital would worsen a shortage of medical professionals
Members of Teamsters Local 690 in Spokane County have reached a tentative agreement with Global Medical Response
The Uniformed EMS Officers Union says the “Supervising Emergency Medical Service Specialist” position carries lieutenant responsibilities with less pay
Union members in Spokane County are voting to strike if an agreement with AMR is not reached
EMS union president asked if the city government values speedy delivery of bagels over EMS saving lives
San Marcos Hays County EMS paramedics, EMTs vote to form a union