IAFF Local 4269 17

Keep Ocean City Safe: Keep Firefighter-Paramedics on 24 Hour Shifts

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The firefighter / paramedic employees of the Ocean City Fire Department want to continue their current 24 hour shifts and rights to rest so that they can continue to provide top-notch service to residents of, and visitors to, Ocean City, Maryland.

The Town of Ocean City has proposed drastic changes to how firefighter / paramedics in Ocean City would work. The Town of Ocean City has proposed to eliminate twenty-four shifts for employees of its Fire Department. The Town has proposed to eliminate rest opportunities at night for employees. The current practices of the Ocean City Fire Department are consistent with best practices.

I am signing this petition, as a part time employee of the Ocean City Fire Department, in opposition to the Town’s proposed changes. The changes are drastic and not warranted. The changes will not improve safety. The changes will hurt safety. The changes will cause greater fatigue and health problems. The changes will ruin morale. The changes will unduly upset the home lives of firefighter / paramedics. I do NOT support the proposed changes.

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