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Rural Metro Union Authorizes Strike

By | January 30th, 2015|General|

Last week Southwest Ambulance workers (Southwest is a subsidiary of Rural/Metro) voted to authorize their union management to call a strike in Pima, Pinal, and Maricopa Counties.  The union’s management hasn't yet called for a strike and hopefully both parties will continue to negotiate and reach a deal.  If they do decide to call a strike, [...]

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AZ EMS Jobs for Veterans

By | February 18th, 2014|Preparedness|

Around the Country, State Emergency Medical Services offices are looking for ways to help returning Veterans with medical experience find employment in the EMS industry.  We’ll be making it a priority in 2014 to engage more Veterans with EMS experience to use their skills in Arizona’s progressive EMS and Trauma System.   We have a couple [...]

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Tweaking the EMS Cost Curve

By | December 20th, 2013|Preparedness|

A couple of years ago I had our folks in the Bureau of EMS and Trauma System write a guidance document on what we believe is appropriate to include in ambulance contracts.   We noticed that these contracts were getting very complicated and included a whole lot of stuff that was very expensive… but that didn’t have much to [...]

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