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EMTs and paramedics in EMS are paid far less than firefighters, cops and even sanitation workers with the same level of experience.
Even though salaries for such EMS employees have been increased by 24% since the summer of 2019, there continues to be a problem in finding workers to fill those positions.
A.J. Heightman speaks to Anthony Almojera, a 13-year veteran lieutenant paramedic with FDNY EMS and the vice president of Local 3621, the FDNY EMS Officers' union representing lieutenants and captains.