Passaic Fire Chief Patrick Trentacost said the death of 33-year-old Firefighter-EMT Israel Tolentino was “a clear line of duty death”.
PSOB releases statement underscoring need to prove on-the-job exposure.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services outlined requirements that have been waived to prioritize patient care during the COVID-19 national emergency.
COVID-19 is overwhelming the already over-stressed and underfunded emergency medical services system. This is what EMS needs to survive the pandemic.
Tracking the COVID-19 diagnoses in EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, police officers, corrections officers, dispatchers and local government officials.
A Change.org petition launched by a Kentucky EMT has received nearly 25,000 signatures over the last two weeks.
Chief Gary Ludwig calls for action, saying federal aid for fire and EMS was largely overlooked in the CARES Act.
The Columbus Divisions of Fire and Police and Franklin County Sheriff's Office said they made the decision after consulting with legal counsel.