Archive for Tag: EMTs

Electric vehicle fires spark New Jersey lawmaker to introduce bill requiring further training for firefighters, EMTs

TRENTON, N.J. – South Jersey EMT and lawmaker, Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick, is concerned about the growing number of electric vehicle fires as sales soar and storms surge. The risks these fires pose to firefighters and EMTs prompted her to introduce a bill that would require New Jersey’s Division...

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Assembly passes bill making it easier for out-of-state EMTs to work in N.J.

TRENTON N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney says his bill making it easier for volunteer emergency medical technicians from other states to work in New Jersey will help address the Garden State’s shortage of first responders, which is especially important given the impact Covid-19 had on the industry. His...

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Assembly panel passes bill improving process to recognize out-of-state EMT certifications

TRENTON N.J. – Making it easier for volunteer emergency medical technicians from other states to work in New Jersey will help address the Garden State’s shortage of first responders, which is especially important given the impact Covid-19 had on the industry, says Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney. His bill (A831)...

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DePhillips bill mandates reporting of first responder suicides to Department of Health

TRENTON, N.J. – First responders are at increased risk for suicide due to their high-stress jobs and the toll it can take on their mental health. Under a bill (A2962) introduced by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips, New Jersey would be required to report suicides by firefighters and emergency medical personnel...

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Assembly passes bipartisan bill recognizing out-of-state EMT certifications

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill (A516) sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney that allows emergency medical technicians from other states to work in New Jersey unanimously passed the Assembly today. “It is important that we make it easy for out-of-state professionals to get jobs they are already qualified for,” said...

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