Category: Emergency Services
Illinois State Employees Send Message on Unity Day
Thousands of state employees across Illinois showed their union solidarity last week and demonstrated their resolve to protect the economic progress and rights on the job that are so essential to their own and their families’ well-being.
AFSCME Iowa Council 61 Member Is Life Saver
All across America, there are countless public employees who work every day to help keep us safe. Among them is Elizabeth Cleveland, an emergency communications operator and a member of Local 2364 (AFSCME Iowa Council 61).
Splash Medics Visit Schoolchildren to Promote Water Safety
A group of paramedics and EMTs spent the morning of April 21 reading Stewie the Duck to children at Temple Christian School. It was part of their effort to reduce the number of water-related injuries and deaths in Riverside County.
AFSCME Urges Renewal of Zadroga 9/11 Law
Supporters of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act are urging Congress to make the law permanent. Since 2011, it has helped thousands of individuals and their families cope with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.
First Responder: EMS Dispatcher Is Difference Maker
Yolanda Matos-McClintock, an EMS dispatcher, comes to the rescue on a daily basis. Her story, recently featured in the Sacramento Business Journal, highlights the importance of emergency response and how being in a union provides strength.
On Flight Home, AFSCME Member Comes to the Rescue
One moment, AFSCME member Sami Abed was just a passenger on a routine flight. The next moment, Abed and a doctor also aboard that flight were saving the life of a 68-year-old, unidentified man.
New EMS Contract Promotes Safety, Raises Pay, Protects Health Care
Emergency medical service (EMS) professionals working in 13 counties across California voted to ratify a new three-year agreement with the ambulance company, American Medical Response.
Quick Action Saves Seven from Burning House
Seven Coeymans, New York, residents can thank quick action by local police dispatch, officers and firefighters for saving their lives last month. AFSCME member Brian Rinaldi located seven people on the roof as their house was engulfed in flames.
Tentative EMS Deal in California Shows AMR the Way Forward
Jamie Field, a 23-year EMT, has a message for EMS professionals struggling to make ends meet: "If you're not in a union you should be. Union means better pay, better health care and more security for the future."
Local 2960 Rallies to Support Family of Fallen Dispatcher
Megan Lange had only recently returned from maternity leave when she arrived for her shift as an emergency dispatcher with the Phoenix Fire Department on Jan. 27. No one knew it would be her last day on the job.
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