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Cleveland Medics Have Vacations Cancelled

CLEVELAND – Cleveland EMS officials canceled paramedics’ vacations this week because the city could not properly staff all of its ambulances.

Ed Eckart, commissioner of Emergency Medical Services, declared a staffing emergency and told his top staffers Saturday evening to notify employees that their vacations and other approved time off were canceled immediately.

He cited the number of people taking sick time for issuing the emergency declaration and ordered about 18 paramedics back to work during a busy vacation period. The order will remain in place through this week, Eckart said.

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