New Haven EMS Professionals Vote Big to Join IAEP
EMS professionals who work for American Medical Response in New Haven, Connecticut have voted by an enormous margin to join NAGE/IAEP. More than 98% of members who voted chose IAEP over NEMSA or no union. The new local will consist of 470 EMTs and paramedics who serve the greater New Haven community, an area that includes the urban landscape of New Haven and several surrounding towns with large summer tourist populations.
“The EMS professionals of New Haven voted to join us with one of the biggest margins I have ever seen,” said David J. Holway, national president. “They can see that we’re as invested in the future of their profession as they are, and we’ll be with them every step of the way.”
The EMTs and paramedics who work for AMR New Haven share a strong sense of solidarity, said Phil Petit, IAEP national director. “The members there care a lot about unity and sticking together,” said Petit. “They put a lot of thought into choosing what was best for them and their families, and they wanted to be part of a strong movement for the improvement of the EMS industry. I think that’s why they chose us.”