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IAFF Calls on Governors to Give Firefighters, Paramedics Priority Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

Adequately vaccinating fire fighters and emergency medical responders will also allow such personnel to continue serving their communities during this medical crisis.

Indiana City Officials Move to Raise Ambulance Fee

Hobart city council plans increase to better fund the fire department.
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Philadelphia (PA) Union Stands by Trump Endorsement as Members Remain Divided

The union representing firefighters in Philadelphia will stand by its endorsement of President Donald Trump, following a month of controversy and a series of angry protests.

IAFC Urges Congress to Pass EMS Counts Act

This bill directs the BLS to create new sub-categories within the "Firefighter" employment series to allow respondents to identify as a "Firefighter/EMT" or "Firefighter/Paramedic." This flexibility will improve the BLS' tracking of the number of EMS providers in the U.S., regardless of whether they also serve as firefighters.

House Passes Federal Death and Disability Benefits Bill for First Responders Afflicted by COVID-19

"Safeguarding America's First Responders Act" creates a presumption to treat it as a line of duty incident and provide the payments.

Texas Firefighters Petition to Continue to Respond to EMS Calls

Firefighters in Pinehurst are petitioning the city to allow them to continue to run EMS calls.

NVFC Tells HHS to Prioritize Firefighters and EMS Personnel for COVID-19 Testing

"The inability to test these first responders places potentially unnecessary stress on these individuals and creates acute workforce shortages as these individuals are forced to undergo 14-day quarantines."

Michigan Township Board Votes to Stop Sending Firefighters on EMS Calls

Officials in Otsego Township did the math and found it cost taxpayers extra to send firefighters to an EMS call that already has an EMS response.

Tennessee Commission Creates County-wide Ambulance Service

The Unicoi County Commission has unanimously approved an agreement to establish a county-wide ambulance service and an oversight board.