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Paramedics

(The March 26, 2014 meeting of the Philadelphia Civil Service Commission.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Commission OKs Nutter Administration Plan To Put EMTs in Fire Department

The emergency medical technicians would have less training and be paid less that paramedics operating Philadelphia Fire Department medic units.

03/26/2014

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Philadelphia Civil Service Considers Replacing Some Paramedics With EMTs

The city will propose a new deployment model for paramedics and emergency medical technicians. It wants to replace one of two paramedics on city ambulances with an EMT.

03/26/2014

Michael Resnick, Director of Public Safety. (photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Firefighters Union Opposes City’s Proposed Deployment Model for Paramedics and EMTS

The city will propose a new deployment model for paramedics and emergency medical technicians. It wants to replace one of two paramedics on city ambulances with an EMT.

03/25/2014

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Delaware County’s All-volunteer Ambulance Corps Upset Over Efforts To Bring In Part-time Staff

Members of the Springfield, Delaware County Ambulance Corps fear a decision by the Board of Commissioners to bring in paid staff for some shifts could mark the “beginning of the end” for the only remaining all-volunteer unit in the county.

12/03/2013

(credit: John Ostapkovich)

City Graduates 148 New Firefighters, 21 Paramedics

Philadelphia not only has 148 new firefighters and 21 Fire Service Paramedics, but also a new focus on fire prevention.

01/30/2013

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2 Injured In Ambulance, Car Crash In Center City

A collision between a car and an ambulance created a traffic nightmare in Center City early Friday morning.

03/23/2012

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1 Killed, Another In Serious Condition After Shooting At Newark-Area Apartment Complex

New Castle County paramedics say two people have been shot at an apartment complex in the Newark area.

12/26/2011

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Store Owner Fights Off Robbers, Now Owes $6,500

A female store owner, robbed twice in two weeks, says she feels victimized yet again.

07/22/2011

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Philadelphia Paramedics To Appeal Labor Board Ruling

The Philadelphia Firefighters Union is pursuing an appeal of a State Labor Relations Board ruling that said paramedics are not members.

10/05/2010