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Your options will vary depending on your agency’s benefits package and your state’s policies regarding injured workers, but you can prepare now
Without a defined pension plan, most providers are on the hook for saving for retirement; check out these tips to help you get started
From concerns over financial security to the physical and mental toll a career in EMS takes, providers should be preparing for retirement now
Regardless of your level of wealth, the failure to establish an estate plan can be detrimental to your family
Three keys to thriving in your final years on the job
Newport News Fire Chief Jeffrey “Jeff” Johnson: “I’m going out on a high point with a great organization. So this will be my last position within the fire service”
Jason Tucker worked on cancer prevention, a special operations team and decon, Pasco County Fire Rescue said
Troy Gudie was instrumental in establishing the first local high school fire and EMS academy
AMR officials named a training room in honor of Linda “Matt” Netski and decorated the walls with phrases she famously says, including “park and push”
“It was a great career ... I hope I made a difference,” said Ron Romano. “Every day is now going to be Saturday”
EMS Chief Ronald Romano began his EMS career in 1975 with Perman Ambulance Service in Pittsburgh and was later hired by the city in 1978
Officials said EMT Elaina McAlister’s injuries forced her to medically retire
They showed their support for a bipartisan measure that would benefit them
Retired public safety workers and teachers plan to sue again, citing the Medicare Advantage Plan’s pre-authorization requirements
A city spokesman emphasized the expected cost savings from moving the former workers to a Medicare Advantage plan
Putting together a simple budget is not difficult. Here are some tips
26 unions voted against the move to remove traditional Medicare as an option
Regardless of what option turns out to best fit your family’s needs, there are some very important points to remember as you’re making choices
Adams could eliminate retired EMS providers, firefighters, officers and others’ health insurance options except for Medicare Advantage
“She has broken multiple glass ceilings in her career,” Commissioner Laura Kavanagh said, praising Lillian Bonsignore for her leadership through hard times
The decision is a win for a group of retired EMS providers, firefighters, officers and others who said an Advantage plan would water down their health coverage
“I am proud of what I have contributed, but I’m even prouder of the personal and professional relationships I’ve forged,” Terry said
In this video, risk management expert Gordon Graham encourages first responders to consider the impact of their time in the fire service
The program would require legislative approval and could include $4,000 bonuses to first responders with bachelor’s degrees
In this video, risk management expert Gordon Graham outlines best practices for first responders looking to plan for their financial future
The retiring superintendent discusses leadership, partnership, cooperation and interoperability
Firefighter-Paramedic Willis “Bill” Halfacre joined the Ensley Volunteer Fire Department 1981
The Deferred Retirement Option Program applies to hires made after July 2007; newer union members agreed to pay more in retirement benefits