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The Hodgson Law Firm and Williams Dirks Dameron have filed a lawsuit against the Kansas City Fire Department via the City of Kansas City, Missouri, for failing to pay overtime wages to Static Single Job Emergency Medical Technicians and/or Paramedics and Fire Medics in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).

The lawsuit alleges two primary issues: (1) that the KCFD unlawfully artificially lowered Static Single Job Emergency Medical Technician and/or Paramedics’ monthly pay rates to circumvent the Court’s order requiring KCFD to pay overtime and (2) the KCFD has transitioned from single-purpose EMTs and Paramedics to dual-function EMTs and Paramedics (Fire Medics). However, even though after receiving fire suppression training, Fire Medics are primarily scheduled on ambulatory shifts, have no fire suppression equipment, nor are they expected to engage in fire suppression.

The lawsuit seeks unpaid overtime compensation on behalf of those who worked for the Kansas City Fire Department as (1) a static single job emergency medical technician and/or paramedic, or (2) a fire medic who spent 80% of your time on an ambulance between May 12, 2014 and the present.

The Kansas City Fire Department denies that it has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, no court has made any determination concerning the claims in the lawsuit.

If you were employed by the Kansas City Fire Department as (1) a static single job emergency medical technician and/or paramedic or (2) a fire medic who spent 80% of your time on an ambulance, please contact us to learn about the case and your right to participate. You can reach us at [TOLL FREE NUMBER] or mike@thehodgsonlawfirm.com.

To learn more about the case, click HERE to view a copy of the Amended Complaint.

To join the case, click HERE to complete a consent to join form.