Fire EMS

City paramedics lose in demand for FLSA overtime pay

Issue 11 and Volume 150.

City paramedics lose in demand for FLSA overtime pay The following case, Christian v. City of Gladstone, Missouri, 108 F.3d 929 (Missouri) 1997, is used as a resource with permission from the Firestation Lawyer Monthly Newsletter(TM), (ISSN 1086-8674), Vol. 10, No. 8, August 1997, Quinlan Publishing Co., Boston, Massachusetts 02210, (800) 229-2084. Background: The city of Gladstone, Missouri, created a public safety department that would unify emergency responses for fires, medical emergencies, and police calls. The department included a fire/EMS bureau with 16 safety officers, all certified firefighters. Christian and six others were also trained paramedics. The paramedics responded to fire alarms, accident scenes, and medical emergencies. They were available to respond to all fire calls and were dispatched to all confirmed fires and half of all fire alarms. They fought fires when they responded but left when they could, to be available for other calls. Fire alarms made up…

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