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Tax Credit First Responder Bill Proposed in New York

The bill provides a $400 state income tax credit for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers who have been active at least four years.

Posted Monday, March 5, 2012

Upstate N.Y. Agency Loses Bid to Go to Third-Party Billing

The president of HEMS was both discouraged and perplexed by the decision.

Posted Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hasidic Women Start Ladies-Only EMT Group in N.Y.

They were denied membership in an all-male Orthodox ambulance corps.

Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Remains of Some 9/11 Victims Went to Landfill

Remains that couldn't be tested or identified were given to a bio-medical waste disposal contractor.

Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Analysis Ranks Medics the Fourth Most Sleep-Deprived Workers in U.S.

EMTs and paramedics work on average 180 hours more than the average person each year.

Posted Thursday, February 23, 2012

N.Y. Fire Chiefs Trained to Use Pet Oxygen Masks

Project Breathe is a nationwide initiative that provides pet oxygen mask kits to emergency responders.

Posted Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Feds Consider Expanding Cancer Coverage for WTC Workers

Advisory committee believes it reasonable that cancer link would eventually be found.

Posted Friday, February 17, 2012

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N.Y. Officers Treated for Shock after Courthouse Shooting

Also, a court officer suffered a graze wound to his arm.

Posted Wednesday, February 8, 2012

FDNY EMT in Bagel Shop Death Still on City Payroll

Jackson is on restricted duty with no patient care.

Posted Tuesday, February 7, 2012


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