September 2021 News Roundup

News Roundup - Firefighter and EMS Fund

September 2021 News Roundup

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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Join us in fighting to solve state and local policy issues that impact our firefighters and emergency responders.