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Every day, FDNY EMTs and Paramedics respond to life threatening injuries and medical emergencies to save people's lives. Yet they are the lowest paid first responders in New York City, making tens of thousands less than other uniformed services. It's time for FDNY EMS workers to be paid what they deserve.

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Last year FDNY EMS treated over 9000 New Yorkers with no heartbeat

 

Over 3000 arrived at the hospital with a pulse. 

 

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Union reps for NYC Cops, Firefighters Demand More COVID-19 Testing

The unions representing cops, firefighters and EMS officers are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to make them a higher priority for access to coronavirus testing given their front-line duties interacting with the public amid the pandemic.

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Cuomo grabs sweeping powers - De Blasio pleads for military aid amid 'staggering' spike - Businesses ordered to keep 75 percent of workforce home

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus crisis on March 7, he gained extraordinary powers over the everyday lives of the state's 19.5 million residents.

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FDNY Adopts 24-Hour Shifts for Firefighters As Virus Safeguards

The uncle of slain FDNY Emergency Medical Technician Yadira Arroyo testified Tuesday that she was barely able to make ends meet on her salary, speaking at a City Council hearing on low pay for the city’s emergency medical services personnel.

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FDNY responds to house fire in Pleasant Plains on Thursday morning

The uncle of slain FDNY Emergency Medical Technician Yadira Arroyo testified Tuesday that she was barely able to make ends meet on her salary, speaking at a City Council hearing on low pay for the city’s emergency medical services personnel.

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Video: Paramedic writes, performs EMS-themed rap song

Paramedic Farooq Muhammad said he took inspiration from the resilience of EMS providers through crises including the COVID-19 pandemic

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 LIC Suicide Leap

Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old Long Island City man who jumped from a balcony at his luxury apartment building on March 6th.

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DNY Shifts Schedules, Graduates Class Early To Battle Coronavirus

The Fire Department accelerated graduation for a class of 309 probationary firefighters as dozens of New York’s Bravest remain mired in coronavirus quarantine, officials told THE CITY Wednesday.

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Late FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo’s uncle, union leaders call for fair pay for first responders

The uncle of slain FDNY Emergency Medical Technician Yadira Arroyo testified Tuesday that she was barely able to make ends meet on her salary, speaking at a City Council hearing on low pay for the city’s emergency medical services personnel.

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Crime Watch For Week Of January 15 

• Sanitation Truck Victim, 10, Mourned

• Man Sentenced To Six-Months In Fatal Punch
• Blaze Destroys LIC Restaurant

• Van Strikes, Kills Maspeth Woman

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Fire Deaths Declined 25% But Unions Call Response-Time Rises a Concern

Year-end Fire Department statistics showed 2019 produced the sharpest year-to-year decline in the number of civilian fire deaths in the city for the last decade.

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EMTs crowd City Hall to demand equal pay

At a raucous rally Wednesday outside City Hall dozens of city medics and their supporters called on Mayor de Blasio to close the long-standing pay gap between Emergency Medical Service employees and other uniformed workers like firefighters and cops.

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FDNY EMS assaults up 36% this year amind mental health crisis

The city’s mental health crisis is taking a physical toll on first responders, who are being attacked on the job more frequently by increasingly volatile patients.

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Time to pay up! Federal jury says city must pay FDNY EMS members for time spent preparing for shifts

A federal jury ordered the city to cough up millions of dollars to FDNY emergency medical technicians and paramedics who were stiffed for time spent on preparations before and after their shifts, attorneys for the first responders said Saturday.

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Emergency Medical Workers Deserve Pay Equity

New York’s emergency medical workers should be paid salaries and benefits far closer, if not equal to, the city’s firefighters. That’s what’s owed the tiny force of people providing New Yorkers with critical medical care in their hour of need.

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Press Conference on the
Steps of City Hall in Manhattan

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
11:00 am

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New York City emergency workers slam de Blasio's focus on soccer pay inequality

Unions for workers for New York City's emergency medical services released released a statement Wednesday criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio's focus on pay inequity among soccer players, saying that their members face the same issues.

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MAYOR'S EQUAL-PAY CHANT
DeBlasio Draws EMS
Unions 'Ire

Just as the FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service unions prepare to negotiate a contract, Mayor de Blasio put a damper on their efforts to achieve pay parity with police and firefighters by suggesting that the vast gap between top salary for the other jobs and EMS pay existed because their “work is different.”

 
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