Tag Archives: paramedic

Compensation for EMS Training

Today’s burning question: Do fire departments/EMS organizations have to pay personnel for the time spent attending training for EMT and paramedic while off-duty? Answer: There are several important issues that arise including what is the agreement between the parties, are the employees public employees, and does the training fit into an exception under the FLSA.

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Brevard County Patient Abuse Case Resolved

Brevard County has reached a settlement with the patient who was injured last year when a paramedic flipped him off a stretcher after transporting him to the Weusthoff Medical Center. The patient, James Slater, filed suit last month against Brevard County and former Brevard County Fire Rescue paramedic Kenneth Hallenbeck

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The Need for Liability Insurance

Today’s burning question: I am a Paramedic and EMS instructor. I just got my annual renewal notice for my malpractice insurance coverage. Do providers really need personal coverage?

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Korean Paramedic Accuses San Diego of Discrimination

A firefighter of Korean decent has filed suit against the San Diego Fire Department claiming the department’s refusal to reinstate him as a paramedic constitutes ethnicity discrimination. Steve Choi filed suit last month in San Diego County Superior Court alleging ...

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