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  • EMS squad faces $108K fine for sending unlicensed ambulance to 90 emergencies, New Jersey says
    New Jersey officials have issued a $108,000 fine to a Burlington County ambulance squad after finding the crew drove an ambulance to 90 emergencies even though the vehicle was not licensed through the state’s Department of Health. Shamong Medical Services, which is part of the Indian Mills Volunteer Fire Company, responded to those calls between Oct.
    - PUB DATE: 2/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
  • Florida's local and state leaders treating preparations for COVID-19 like a hurricane
    Local and state leaders are preparing for COVID-19 like they would a hurricane. The local emergency operation center is now active in Jacksonville ahead of a potential coronavirus outbreak. While there are currently no cases in Florida, local and state leaders said now is the time to be prepared. Our firefighters and paramedics are the first line of defense, along with health care workers.
    - PUB DATE: 2/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFOX-TV 30 Jacksonville
  • Arbitration award on prior contract gives Rhode Island firefighters 2.25% raise
    An interest arbitration board reached a decision Tuesday regarding the FY19 firefighters’ contract, awarding an across-the-board wage increase of 2.25 percent for the July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 agreement, Mayor Joseph J. Solomon announced Wednesday. The decision puts to rest the final issue related to negotiations that had been ongoing since the prior contract expired on June 30, 2018.
    - PUB DATE: 2/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Warwick Beacon
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