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    New York City’s Emergency Worker Shortage Has Become a Crisis

    By Michael Barasch

    Ambulances are empty and response times have increased as New York City’s fire department deals with a serious shortfall in its emergency medical technician force. Many factors have contributed to this dangerous situation. Long hours, high-intensity work and the possibility of serious injuries can discourage people from taking or remaining in these important jobs. Making […]

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    NYS Senate Unanimously Passes Bill To Deter Interference With EMS Duties

    By Barry Salzman

    We applaud the New York State Senate for unanimously passing a long-overdue bill aimed at protecting firefighters who perform emergency medical services. The bill, which has been sent to the Assembly and is expected to become law, makes it a misdemeanor crime if a person intentionally interferes with a firefighter performing care on a sick […]

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