The data indicates EMS clinicians are at higher overall risk of death, pandemic-related mortality and suicide than other professions.
The position of director of emergency services in Rockport has been suspended, and selectmen will begin looking for an outside third party to conduct an audit of the Rockport Fire Department.
The cuts come as New Orleans officials are preparing for a $92 million drop in revenue next year due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
One person is in custody after police in Philadelphia say he attacked a medical crew and damaged their ambulance during a call early Sunday.
Billy Wright, 55, passed way last week. He served as the department’s longest serving paramedic and was instrumental in the creation of the department’s EMT program in the 1980s.
COVID-19 cases are rising across the region, and concern and frustration have surfaced among some first responders who say the lack of regular testing in firehouses is putting people in jeopardy.
The city is evaluating its Fire Department staffing levels, resources and finances this week after voters rejected Issue 49, a property tax increase that would have helped pay for additional firefighters and firefighter-paramedic equipment.
The money will be given as a lump sum, “in the interest of time,” to Harford’s 12 volunteer fire and EMS associations, county spokesperson Cindy Mumby said, to use for coronavirus-related expenses.
Gregory Holness was selected as Broward’s new fire chief Wednesday.
While coaching the Fenwick High School lacrosse team at the Forest Hills Sports Plex in Middletown, Phil Keegan, 58, suffered a heart attack. Instead of being one of the 800,000 in the U.S. who die from cardiovascular disease each year, Keegan survived.