EMS workers face forced OT shifts to cover nearly 50% of staff who are taking off for FDNY exam

  • Source: New York Daily News
  • Published: 12/12/2016 12:00 AM

Where’s the fire? EMS workers are in such a rush to get out of the ambulance and into the firehouse that nearly 50% of them signed up to take the city firefighter test next week — forcing the FDNY to call for mandatory overtime to cover all its 911 medical shifts. The entrance exam will be administered from Monday to Dec. 16 — and 1,591 members of EMS will go offline to take it. That’s roughly 45% of EMS’ 3,700-strong workforce and nearly 65% of the 2,500 who are under 29 and age-eligible, sources said.


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