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Member Update


Good afternoon,

We recently held a meeting with management to discuss some ongoing issues.

Station 39- We have received a confirmation that renovation at 39 is going to begin this coming October.

The Department is awaiting the Office of Management and Budget final approval

Verification Unit- The Department advised additional staff has been added to expedite the process.

Sick Leave Policy- Held in abeyance for almost 10 years.

We demanded a new Sick Leave Policy to reflect our winning arbitration decision.

New policy is in process.

Mutuals- We expressed our interest in having our weekly mutual expanded beyond the same week.

Due to FLSA rules this might be an issue.

We’ll continue to work on this.

Payroll Issues- There are dozens upon dozens of different types of inquiries submitted each pay period,

frequently unanswered.

The union requests that the members be acknowledge via email or station mail.

The Department is working on additional staff to correct the errors and delays in getting our members paid correctly.

EMS SAFETY CAMPAIGN- The assaults on out members is on the rise.

We’re working on a public safety announcement campaign.

First, the Department will assist us with placing warning signs on trucks “Assaulting EMS Personal is a Felony”.

Second, we’re going to hit the radio airwaves, Hot 97 and 92.3 with a message to the public on assaulting EMS personal.

We have a lot of work ahead of us.

Together we will get there.

Be well, and look out for each other!

Oren Barzilay

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Member Update


Good afternoon,

The Department of Citywide Administration Services has recently opened the option to apply for the permanent Civil Service Paramedic title.

Paramedics that are currently employed by the FDNY ad are not Civil Service are encouraged to apply.

The Department has notified the office that any member that is not in the Civil Service title of Paramedic, will be demoted to EMT as per Civil Service Law.

This is for all provisional Paramedics.

Note: If you were hired directly as a Paramedic and did not apply for Civil Service, and do not hold the Civil Service title as an EMT, you will be released from the Department.

This is a DCAS directive.

Go to and look for exam number 8502


Protect yourself, make sure you apply.

Oren Barzilay

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Member Update


One of our members, Rosa Roman from Brooklyn is about to fall off payroll. She needs about 30 days of donated leave so she can keep her benefits and stay on payroll. She’s scheduled to be back to work in September. If anyone is able to donate some time, please fill the application and fax it over to our office.

Fax Number: 718-371-0318

The Donation Application is available at all stations with intranet access.

To donate Sick Leave, you must have at least 10 years on the job and a minimum of 24 days in your Sick Leave balance.


Thank you.

Oren Barzilay

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Member Update


My Brothers & Sisters

As the Newly Appointed World Trade Center & Retiree's Liaison one of My First Orders of Business is to Create a Base of Both Active & Retired WTC Members!!
This Base will be Only Available to Myself and the Member. 

Long Ago Our Members Should Have Been Tracked and Followed.

This Way I Can Share Life Saving Medical Screenings, Testing, Medical Updates and other Assistance Available to Our Members!!


No One Got Out of the WTC Site or the Fresh Kills Site for Free!!  First Responders ARE STILL BEING DIAGNOSED WITH POTENTIAL LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESS AND DISEASE!!

So, With That in Mind All Members That This Applies.

Please Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  So I Can Email You a Simple Set of Questions

Thank You,
Gary Smiley

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"A Hero with a Song in his Heart."

Station 19


A celebration will be held on July 18, 2017
at The Old Field Club in Setauket, beginning at 5pm with a Bagpipe Tribute at 6pm.

86 W Meadow Rd, Setauket-East Setauket, NY 11733

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Good afternoon,

The Officers & Executive Board is proud to announce the appointment of Paramedic Joshua Bucklan to the position of Executive Board of Local 2507.

Josh has been a strong advocate for the members of this local for many years.

Josh currently sits on the REMSCO REMAC liaison & certification committees.

Josh is currently assigned to OMA, he is committed to help our members with the challenges they have, feel free to reach out to him.


Oren Barzilay

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Promotion to Paramedic upgrade
DCAS filing is open now until July 25, 2017.
Exam no. 8502

In order to become a paramedic through either MEDIC BASIC or MUPS you MUST file for this exam.

All promotions to paramedic will require a DCAS number.



Mike Greco
Vice President

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Member Update

Recently we've seen a spike in members being assaulted. Our office recognized there has been a slow response from the time of the assault to us being aware of it. This has caused the attackers to get away with lesser charges or worse no charges at all. This has to stop.

We have identified four areas that needed immediate attention.

First is our member assault form on the website. Once filled out and submitted it was sent to an account that was not being monitored. We've addressed that issue. When you go on line and fill out the form it will now be sent immediately to all four officers by hitting the submit button. No need to fax it to the office.

Second is notification from the department themselves to us. On Monday we had a labor management meeting and the department agreed. They will be including us in the department emails they send to the Chiefs whenever a member is injured due to assault. They will omit all info necessary to remain HIPAA compliant. It will be another step in the chain of timely information. The department has already contacted us on Tuesday to inform us they have started that process. They are very willing to work with us.
That leads us to the next point.

Third is getting the member to  press charges. Both the union and the department want ALL assaults to be pressed forward. They showed us many Instances where the members declined to press charges. Again we understand there have been reversed situations where members wanted to press charges and got no support. That is going to change.

Fourth, We asked the department to support stickers for the ambulance similar to the MTA stickers that state assaulting an EMS worker is a felony. Not only did they agree but asked if we wanted it inside or out. We said both. We hope to have those soon.

This is the beginning step to a much wider public awareness campaign we want to implement. This will include radio spots, television interviews, with both union leadership and members. We have asked for the Departments support in putting pressure on Boro DA’s to prosecute and have received favorable a response. We have also been looking into the costs and benefits to a public relations firm to help with this.

As always we need your help to turn the time and energy spent by our local in changing legislation to make an assault on us a felony into actual arrests and prosecution. Together the city will learn there is a cost to harming us. You strike one of us you strike us all.


Be well and look out for each other.

Oren Barzilay   Mike Greco
President         Vice President

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The FDNY Hispanic Society congratulates Oren Barzilay on his election as President of Local 2507.

Below is the letter that was sent to Local 2507. If you click on the letter you can see it enlarged. There is a link to the FDNY Hispanic Society website under the letter.


Anyone wishing to join or find out more about the FDNY Hispanic Society can visit the FDNY Hispanic Society website

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Member Update

At 10:00AM, City Hall will hold a hearing regarding the equalization of Death Benefits for EMS Personal killed in the line of duty.

All off duty members should attend and show support for this most important legislation.

Please wear non-issued FDNY EMS apparel.



Thank you,

Oren Barzilay

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