Improving Paramedic Retention Through Safety Oversight and Management ABSTRACT This project examines a strategy that can be implemented within most fire departments as a means to enhance or improve paramedic retention rates within these departments. The dangers that paramedics face on a daily basis while responding not only to general emergencies but also in relation to the hazardous calls within the context of the typical fire department’s spectrum of calls has elevated the risk that paramedics face. These can be scenarios involving hazardous materials, highly combustible materials hazardous calls, terrorism, and a host of other more difficult calls than were present in previous eras. The solution to improve paramedic retention rates in...The end:
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