Not since 9/11 have I treated so many EMS workers at one time

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Yea, it's bad when Medic Control is being asked to not treat on the scene because they are so short staffed on their teams and they don't have Paramedics with their BLS units

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Meanwhile Dollar General is giving their employees an extra $2 an hour for “hazard pay”. They’ll be making more than some PARAMEDICS. It’s time for this country to give EMTs a living wage. All we ever hear is “oh I don’t know how you do it” “I couldn’t do your job” well start paying us like it then. It’s extremely physical, dangerous, and stressful. Hospital admins don’t think of what it takes just to get the person to the hospital. Some are 500+ lbs on the 3rd floor. It’s back breaking and our scope is constantly advancing but pay is not. We shouldn’t be working 72+ hours a week just to avoid overdraft fees. It’s a crying shame.

We’re getting sick because we’ll run out of gowns and masks then get dispatched to another 911 call. Hopefully after the COVID pandemic things change for the better in EMS.

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I 100% agree - you all are really unsung heroes in this world-changing pandemic. You deserve to paid more, protected more, recognized more, and generally better looked after. You are at highest risk of exposure, more to a large degree than us hospitalists. Are there EMT unions??? When I clap at 7pm (if I’m out of work on time), I’ll think of you and your colleagues

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This is hard because a lot of my friends in EMS are out sick and not getting paid. So much to still be worked out

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Agree 100% and I’m sorry this is the way it is.

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I am glad that you wrote this post. I was not really aware of this. Many of my friends are paramedics and I would trust some of them more that the ER docs for some procedures

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No union...it’s probably safe to say less than 5 percent have any union representation. IAFF (firefighter union) wants nothing to do with us.

The “it’s a stepping stone” motto has got to go. Why can’t it be a career like police/fire? It’s sad that if you want to be an Emt/medic you just have to suffer and work your life away. The only option is to go into another field you have 0 interest in. A lot of good providers leave the field and it’s not because they don’t like EMS...it’s the slave wages.

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Crazy right...some school janitors and burger flippers make more than us. Not being sarcastic.

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