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Ambulance Volunteers Appeal for Paid EMT - Patch.com

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<table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="7" style="vertical-align:top;"><tr><td width="80" align="center" valign="top"><font style="font-size:85%;font-family:arial,sans-serif"></font></td><td valign="top" class="j"><font style="font-size:85%;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><br /><div style="padding-top:0.8em;"><img alt="" height="1" width="1" /></div><div class="lh"><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNHgNKBr_SPElNSQE1RJM1mQzwgFdA&amp;url=http://tarrytown.patch.com/articles/ambulance-volunteers-appeal-for-paid-emt"><b>Ambulance Volunteers Appeal for Paid <b>EMT</b></b></a><br /><font size="-1"><b><font color="#6f6f6f">Patch.com</font></b></font><br /><font size="-1">At Tuesday night&#39;s Sleepy Hollow Board meeting, Trustees considered, but did not act on, an appeal by Shelley Robinson and Sung Pak, lieutenants in the village ambulance corps, to hire the rescue unit&#39;s first paid emergency medical technician.</font><br /><font size="-1" class="p"></font><br /><font class="p" size="-1"><a class="p" href="http://news.google.com/news/more?ncl=dBB4ywF_pwZeoIM&amp;ned=us"><nobr><b>and more&nbsp;&raquo;</b></nobr></a></font></div></font></td></tr></table>

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Giaccio put the corps’ annual revenue at roughly $120,000 vs. an estimated EMT cost of $160,000. For that reason, he said, village board action was unlikely before the new position had been addressed in a future budget

160K a year for an emt??? Surely that figure is not for just one EMT. For 160K I'll move there and work 24/7 and I'll even be their huckleberry.

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I'm thinking that would be for a full time EMT coverage 24/7. Take that amount and do the math and it works out to $18.26 per hour.

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Um, more like $9.13/hour. Two providers per shift, two shifts per day (12 hour shifts), 365 days per year. This simple calculation doesn't factor in vacation or benefits cost so keeping things at the 160k mark would mean making less than $9.13/hour.

Not exactly what I would consider well paid, but compensation rates state side don't really compare to what we see in Canada.

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But they are asking for only ONE full timer.

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Yeah, I was thinking that was for one full time position with a volunteer being the "ambulance driver" but the rest of your post remains valid, benefits, holidays, stat holidays and such, hourly numbers woulda been lower...I just KISSed it.

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Yeah, I was thinking that was for one full time position with a volunteer being the "ambulance driver" but the rest of your post remains valid, benefits, holidays, stat holidays and such, hourly numbers woulda been lower...I just KISSed it.

One provider might improve patient care overall but it will do nothing for response times if their driver is being paged in from home as a volly.

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Agreed, with the exception that they only have to find one to respond rather than two. I also have no idea what their response model is like. Perhaps the EMT responds POV or AEV and the vollie brings the ambulance over....dunno.

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Yeah, I was thinking that was for one full time position with a volunteer being the "ambulance driver" but the rest of your post remains valid, benefits, holidays, stat holidays and such, hourly numbers woulda been lower...I just KISSed it.

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See thats whats wrong with you young bucks. You make things too simple.:lol:

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One day that will be my undoing.

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