16 EMTs, paramedics walk off job - @ JEMS.com


16 EMTs, paramedics walk off job


 
 

Mark Leberfinger | | Wednesday, October 8, 2008


HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. -- As many as 16 emergency medical technicians and paramedics resigned Wednesday in a labor dispute with the Hollidaysburg American Legion Ambulance Service, a spokesman for the employees said.

The president of the ambulance service board said he only could confirm that seven workers resigned, but Joseph R. Nedimyer said the public doesn't have to worry about getting ambulance service.

The workers threatened to quit Oct. 1 but delayed their decisions until the ambulance board considered their complaints. They wanted two of their supervisors fired.

They got half of their wish.

The board fired one supervisor but also suspended and demoted the second supervisor, Nedimyer said.

The decision didn't satisfy the workers. They learned the news from the board's labor relations consultant Wednesday afternoon.

Click here to read more.




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Operations and Protcols

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Advancement

This is the seventh year of the EMS 10 Innovators in EMS program, jointly sponsored by Physio-Control and JEMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Salt Lake City Firefighters Injured in Firehouse Fire

Nine sent to a hospital with smoke inhalation.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Pennsylvania Paramedic Killed in the Line of Duty

West End Ambulance medic killed at accident scene.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Wesleyan Students Hospitalized for Overdose

11 students transported to local hospitals.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Rigs Going in Service from EMS Today 2015

Snap shots of some of the vehicles at EMS Today that will be on the streets soon
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Florida Hospital Fire

Fire halts construction project at Tampa cancer center.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >