In May, the Florida legislature, at the behest of Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, announced the inclusion of one-time Covid relief payments to the state’s teachers and first responders, including firefighters and EMTs. While it was noble of the state of Florida to award the frontline workers, there are a few issues we have with the distribution and selection of those to receive the bonus.
With EMTs and other first responders, including firefighters, being at an increased risk of assault, we need solutions to protect our first responders. There are three main things we think can help to reduce assault on first responders and EMS workers.
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