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Day After Vaccine Deadline, 170+ Seattle (WA) First Responders Off Duty; Most Seeking Exemptions

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SFD says it does not expect the staffing to hobble first-response efforts.

Jobless Benefits Uncertain for WA Workers Who are Fired, Quit Over Vaccine Mandates

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Officials warned that those who quit or get fired over the mandate for state government employees, health care workers shouldn't count on receiving jobless benefits.

Indian River County (FL) Paramedics, Firefighters Receive Raises

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County Administrator Jason Brown informed the commission that the raises are retroactive starting October 1.

‘An Exhausting Task’: Ada County (ID) Commissioners Get Look at Paramedics’ COVID-Era Jobs

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All three members of Ada County's Board of Commissioners suited up in full PPE.

HI Officials: Free COVID-19 Test Kits Out of Stock

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The Honolulu Fire Department said it has run out of free "Say Yes !" COVID-19 home challenge test kits due to high demand, as well as supply and shipping issues.

COVID-19 Delta Variant and EMS: Latest Updates

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Recorded September 24, 2021 | View Now!

This webcast will provide a brief overview of the Delta variant COVID-19 surge and an update on disease transmission and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and other infection prevention measures. The presenters will also discuss the Delta variant’s impact on EMS operations. A large proportion of time will be dedicated to a Q+A session with the panel.

Recent COVID-19 Surge Affecting TX Firefighters

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A total of 50 firefighters from across the nation have now died from the virus.
The photo shows the back of an ambulance.

Southern IL Hospitals Filling ICUs, Asking for State Help

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The latest surge in COVID-19 cases has hit many parts of the state hard, but perhaps no region has felt it more than southern Illinois.
Sacramento Fire Department

Firefighters Oppose COVID Vaccine Mandate for Sacramento (CA) City Workers; 45% Unvaxxed

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Sacramento Area Firefighters Local 522 said that it "adamantly supports our members having the 'right to choose' to be vaccinated or not."

The Acadiana (LA) Emergency Network Faces ‘Oppressive Reality’ Amid Worst COVID-19 Wave

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About 35 to 40% of people transported by Acadian Ambulance are now COVID-19 positive.