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Paramedics and EMTs Under Staggering Stress in Era of Disease and Disruption

By Virginia Bree on July 28, 2020 7:31 pm                 THE CITYhttps://www.thecity.nyc/platform/amp/2020/7/28/21345899/paramedics-and-emts-under-staggering-stress Paramedic Steve Kleinberg plans to retire next month after 15 years on the job, even though he hasn't accrued enough time to reach ful...

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By Eli SaslowJUNE 21, 2020  The Washington Post  ​Voices from the Pandemic 'Heroes, right?' Anthony Almojera, on being a New York City paramedic and the injustices of covid-19​Nobody wants to know about what I do. People might pay us lip service and say we're heroes, but our stories aren't the kind anyone actually wants to hear about. Kid...

CNN Newsroom “We just went through hell, trying to revive and take care of people, and we don’t want to go through it again,” FDNY EMS Lieutenant Anthony Almojera says, urging the public to “just wear a mask” because the “virus is still out there.” pic.twitter.com/mrKGNSt8Th— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) June 24, 2020

​By A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P | 6.24.20 This must watch EMS TODAY Show episode zeroes in on not just the tremendous work by FDNY and other New York City 911-contracted EMS responders, but also on the horrible pay and benefit inequity between FDNY EMS personnel and their counterparts in FDNY and the NYPD.JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman talks wi...

​By: Dan Mannarino , Veronica Rosario Posted at 8:15 AM, Jun 24, 2020and last updated 8:19 AM, Jun 24, 2020​During his 17-year career as a paramedic, Anthony Almojera describes the last three months on the frontlines of the COVID crisis as the most devastating. Almojera spoke to PIX11 Morning News about his experience dealing with the pandemic...

​By Susan Edelman June 20, 2020 | 4:52pm         NEW YORK POST An off-duty Fire Department EMS lieutenant was found dead of an apparent suicide this week in his Nyack home, and his union is blaming his death on the stress that first-responders have endured since the coronavirus pandemic. When Lt. Matthew Keene did not ...

Hugo Sosa survived the ICU. But for coronavirus patients like him, that's just the start of recovery. By Lenny Bernstein  The Washington Post  June 9, 2020    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Hugo Sosa arrived here a hero, triumphant over the worst that covid-19 can inflict on the human body. Nearly 100 of his fellow first responders w...

​By David Brand                                  QUEENS Daily Eagle Councilmember I. Daneek Miller's mission to boost pay for emergency workers received the support of his colleagues Thursday, when the city council passed a resolution calling on New York City to cl...

​By Michael Anthony Adams, Joe Hill, Roberto Daza, and Ani Ucar     VICE      May 15 2020, 1:26pm ​DETROIT – Not long after midnight, another call came in. Kelly Hornik heard the radio chirp and looked down at the laptop next to her in the ambulance as she was driving. The screen glowed red. "Emergency pendin...

​During a video testimony to the U.S. House's coronavirus committee, FDNY EMT Diana Wilson said the government had failed first respondersBy Laura French     EMS1                                                 ...