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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his remarks in Times Square after he toured the grand opening of a Broadway COVID-19 vaccination site intended to jump-start the city's entertainment industry, in New York, in this Monday, April 12, 2021,

New York City to Require Vaccine for Police, Firefighters, Medics, City Workers

New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave.
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Auburn (NY) Ambulance Fully Staffed Ahead of Nov. 1 Start Date

The service has hired 20 full-time employees plus eight part-time workers.
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NY EMTs Told to Pay Back $3.5M in Overpayments

The city is demanding that EMS workers repay the combined $3.5 million they were accidentally overpaid, the Daily News reported.

Troy (NY) EMS Staffing Shortage Putting Residents at Risk

Troy Uniformed Firefighters Association Local 86 President Eric Wisher fears the city's staffing crisis will only get worse, putting the public safety at risk.
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NY Woman Who Nearly Died from Sting Thanks Paramedics Who Saved Her

Nikima Glatt began to cry as she embraced Lt. Thomas Dorn, a Syracuse Fire Department paramedic who saved her life.
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NY EMS Provider Dies after Being Found Unresponsive at Ambulance Headquarters

Joey Zask was found on September 25 while working for the Stony Point Ambulance Corps, the department announced.
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Two NY Fire Departments to Use FEMA Funds for EMS, Fire Upgrades

A challenging time for anyone — an ambulance ride to the hospital — will soon be a little more comfortable for patients served by the Hornell Fire Department.
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NYC EMS Union Warns City of Dangers for Medics on Rikers Island

Oren Barzilay wrote that his members are being left without Correction Department escorts to protect them when they enter the jails.
Medical personnel adjust their personal protective equipment while working in the emergency department at NYC Health + Hospitals Metropolitan in New York.

NY Hospitals Fear Staff Shortage as Vaccine Deadline Looms

Doctors and nurses — and also support staff, have been given until Sept. 27 to get at least their first vaccine shot.
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Veteran EMT Missed a Paperwork Deadline. NY Is Forcing Him to Retake Beginner Training

Ryan O'Connor is barred from handling emergency medical calls until he repeats a beginner-style refresher course at his department's expense.