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EMS updates from the AFSCME Information Highway blog
- Tensions in State–Local Intergovernmental Response to Emergencies: The Case of COVID-19
- Should public safety shift workers be allowed to nap while on duty?
- An Introduction to Police and Fire Pensions
- Disaster Relief, Fiscal Capacity, and Total Taxable Resources
- “Felony assault should stick:” Assaulted EMS responders’ frustration and dissatisfaction with the legal system
EMS coverage from the AFSCME Privatization Update blog
- The Problem of Private Ambulance Services
- DeKalb ambulance provider will pay for poor service, county says
- ‘First of many’: Lawsuit filed against state contractor blamed for Eastpoint wildfire
- Ambulance cuts pave way for new ride providers in skilled nursing
- Paramedics Plus, Oklahoma agency settle federal kickback lawsuit