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EMS Unions Waiting on Provision Of Equipment to Fully Cover Faces

Posted 3/20/20

Unions representing Emergency Medical Service workers March 17 gained assurances from the city that public schools would be used to offer child-care services, even as they continued to press for additional personal protective equipment, particularly a brand of respirators that fully cover their faces.

According to the latest Fire Department information, 14 members of the department had tested positive for the coronavirus. It offered no breakdown as to how many of those afflicted were EMS personnel, firefighters or civilian employees.

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