Ambulance Staffing Plan in Austin Prompts Concerns About Paramedic Layoffs

AUSTIN, Texas — Officials with the Austin medical first responders’ union say they fear the city could lay off paramedics as it prepares a new staffing model for ambulances.

Steve Stewart, president of the Austin-Travis County EMS Employees Association, said he learned last week that several items his union and the city had agreed to were not in a plan that could redefine how EMS employees work in ambulances.

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