Town of Hempstead makes massive cuts to EMS program

According to a former employee, who spoke on condition of anonymity, nearly everyone was abruptly laid off.

Kevin Vesey

Oct 17, 2023, 2:18 AM

Updated 191 days ago

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The Town of Hempstead is cutting the number of paramedics in its EMS program.
According to a former employee, who spoke on condition of anonymity, nearly everyone was abruptly laid off.
The change coincides with the resignation of the EMS Medical Director Dr. David Neubert.
The Town of Hempstead EMS program is headquartered in Lido Beach, and its paramedics often assisted nearby fire departments on emergency calls.
According to Town of Hempstead spokesperson Greg Blower, the EMS program will continue its primary role of providing first aid at beaches within the town and managing public health initiatives.
Blower wrote in a statement,“ Due to the resignation of the Town of Hempstead’s part-time EMS Director, the town is currently working with local health care providers to continue EMS operations.”
It’s not clear how many EMS workers were let go. According to the town, most were summer seasonal employees.


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