Council Approves Firefighter Contract Amendment
Union contract limits number of EMTs employed in the department
The Beachwood City Council approved an amendment to the city firefighters’ union contract to limit the number of employees with EMT certification who can work in the department.
The EMT certification licenses its holder to perform fewer procedures than the paramedic certification. All but one firefighter in the Beachwood force has a paramedic license.
The amendment allows three EMTs to work in the department, and for only one EMT to work during any one shift.
The amendment passed unanimously.