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11/16/2022

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
06:30PM
DUE TO CONSTRUCTION, THE MEETING IS BEING HELD AT LINCOLN COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT #1 OR BY ZOOM
Contact: Chief Administrator Ray Antonacci for more information 636-528-8488 ext 302
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6721861060

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This can be an especially difficult time of year. If you or someone you know is struggling. There is help.

This is Ray Antonacci the chief for LCAD. We recently posted for part time paramedics and EMTs. First I would like to thank everyone who posted their feelings about the pay being so low. As the Chief, I agree that they should be paid more. The harsh reality is economic factors do not allow for us to pay more, today. Fuel costs have skyrocketed along with medical supplies and maintenance supplies.

Over the past decade, we have screamed from the top of our lungs that recruitment and retention will suffer in the near future. That future is now.

We thank all of you for your support. The Bond that was passed in Nov 2020 has helped us remodel base 1, begin construction on base 2 and purchase ambulances and safety equipment. By law these funds can not be used for pay and benefits. One of the perks to working at LCAD is we have good equipment and great medical training.

Would we all like to make more money? Of course. The brave men and women who work tirelessly need your support. Support like I have seen in the job post. We did not get into EMS to get rich. We are all here because we love our community. I ask that if you know a paramedic looking for a part time job or are yourself a medic looking for a family and aggressive protocols put in an application. Who knows it may lead to a lifelong career.

There will come a time when we will ask for your help. Today we need men and women who want to make a difference in someone’s life. On your worse day, you or someone you love will call 911 and we will answer that call. Day or night and at that moment our hourly pay will be the furthest thing from our minds. Your health, well being or even your life will be all that we care about. Thank you for caring about our medics.

Here is a pic of some of our newly and highly trained Critical Care paramedics along with our Board of Directors. We have a winning team of bright young minds and a supportive Board and administration. Stick with us through these difficult times. From what I read, it may be time for some town hall meetings so that we can meet you and hear what you have to say. Vision2024.
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This is Ray Antonacci the chief for LCAD. We recently posted for part time paramedics and EMTs. First I would like to thank everyone who posted their feelings about the pay being so low. As the Chief, I agree that they should be paid more. The harsh reality is economic factors do not allow for us to pay more, today. Fuel costs have skyrocketed along with medical supplies and maintenance supplies.

Over the past decade, we have screamed from the top of our lungs that recruitment and retention will suffer in the near future. That future is now. 

We thank all of you for your support. The Bond that was passed in Nov 2020 has helped us remodel base 1, begin construction on base 2 and purchase ambulances and safety equipment. By law these funds can not be used for pay and benefits. One of the perks to working at LCAD is we have good equipment and great medical training.

Would we all like to make more money? Of course. The brave men and women who work tirelessly need your support. Support like I have seen in the job post. We did not get into EMS to get rich. We are all here because we love our community. I ask that if you know a paramedic looking for a part time job or are yourself a medic looking for a family and aggressive protocols put in an application. Who knows it may lead to a lifelong career.

There will come a time when we will ask for your help. Today we need men and women who want to make a difference in someone’s life. On your worse day, you or someone you love will call 911 and we will answer that call. Day or night and at that moment our hourly pay will be the furthest thing from our minds. Your health, well being or even your life will be all that we care about. Thank you for caring about our medics. 

Here is a pic of some of our newly and highly trained Critical Care paramedics along with our Board of Directors. We have a winning team of bright young minds and a supportive Board and administration. Stick with us through these difficult times. From what I read, it may be time for some town hall meetings so that we can meet you and hear what you have to say. Vision2024.

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Well written Chief! Bravo

Why would anyone be worried about the board getting medical insurance? These are elected officials that put a lot of time into making sure the ambulance district is run as efficiently as possible. If you like the pay and benefits that some people have, you should work harder at getting them for yourself instead of trying to take them away from someone else.

Would love to have the chance to meet the team, and not the way I did almost 2 months ago. But from what I remember then, the guys were very professional and did what they could do make me comfortable while in route to the hospital.

While First responders do it as a sense of pride, duty and compassion over monetary gain. Which is much appreciated and needed service. It’s time we as a country cut the pay of politicians so maybe our tax dollars got to a skilled medical responders, First Responders and a also pay our teachers better.

Everyone's feeling this strain. A dollar doesnt stretch near as far as it needs to. God bless all of you for what you do!! You are GREATLY appreciated!

Does the elected board still receive full health insurance?

I could not agree more, well stated sir! You have my total support.

Well said! As a mother of a first responder, I couldnt agree more with the sentiment expressed that our first responders deserve so much better pay than someone flipping burgers at a fast food chain. I dont believe, at least from my perspective, the comments were directed at LCA as derogatory but more of shock and sadness that as a society, (no matter where you live in this nation - Lincoln County and beyond), that we have never valued our first responders as we should. Im thankful for the fact our first responders have great equipment that help them to do their job. I can point to many districts that are much larger with equipment that hinders their ability to do their job because its insufficient and/or outdated. Im hoping the post was an eye-opener for many. I also agree, maybe it is time for town hall meetings to take place so our voices can be heard. I, for one, do not want to sit idly by and complain on fb without having an opportunity to direct my feelings towards actionable outcomes that can help our community as a whole. Keep up the good fight, sir, and please let our first responders know we are 100% behind them. As I told my son and his colleagues, if it were up to me, they would all receive much bigger salaries that truly reflect the value of their skillset. May God bless you all!

Thankful for your service.

Thank you Ray Antonacci!!! And congrats to all who passed critical care!!! 🥰🥰

Well said!

You, all of you, are the absolute best.

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We're hiring! With increased paramedic pay!! Come be a part of a growing district with progressive protocols and a family atmosphere! Apply at www.lcad.net/misc/were-hiring-part-time-paramedics-and-emts/ ... See MoreSee Less

Were hiring! With increased paramedic pay!! Come be a part of a growing district with progressive protocols and a family atmosphere! Apply at https://www.lcad.net/misc/were-hiring-part-time-paramedics-and-emts/

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These incredibly talented and important personnel rush in when everyone else rushes out and they SAVE LIVES and this is their pay? This world is upside down. 😡

This is why we take goodies to the first responders. We unfortunately call 911 services more times than I can count for my complex needs kids-and why it’s always at 3am I don’t know 😩 Since everyone seems to agree their pay is more than insulting there is a few things you can do to make their lives a little easier- first and foremost don’t do stupid things that would require their services- drinking and driving, driving in storms for unnecessary reasons for example- Pay attention while driving and pull off to the side if you see/hear them coming, stop complaining about tax increases so they can have reliable equipment, buy them lunch if you see them out, they like Store bought goodies too! and just a simple thank you goes a long way as well. We are very blessed to have such an amazing group of emergency responders.

It’s interesting that the people who are literally out saving lives are only paid $14-18 an hour while the school superintendents (at least Mark Penny in the R3 district) make over $100 an hour. . .

Everyone complaining that the pay is too low, would you vote for a property tax increase if it went to paying them more?

Last ambulance bill I paid I assumed they all made 100K a year. But I guess it’s just the director….

Didnt the taxpayers just approve a tax increase for better wages?

Thats so sad. These people saving lives deserve to be paid better ❤️

Come on LCAD, do better...these heros deserve better than that and you know it.

Pay is why Lincoln county is just a starting point. Get some experience and jump to St Charles county EMS where the money is. Just one county over. Pay is why we loose talent.

Wow! The pay on here is rediculous

Horrible pay for a career choice to help people, thank goodness they offer a good medical benefit plan.

Been over 20 years since I worked there, but I’m sure it’s still a great group of folks to work with.

It's competitive, believe it or not. These districts don't just have an endless well of money for personnel expenses. Most of them are doing their absolute best.

That pay is sad for people saving lives. 😕

Still have to be 21?

Part time employees should make a higher hourly wage since the district doesn’t have to pay any type of benefits for them.

so how is this paid? I mean they just built 100 plus house by me and they are building what hundreds in Moscow mills? If property tax pays these wages u think more houses more taxes? This pay is horrid like beyond horrid. Especially with bills. I mean with this low of pay why is an ambulance ride 1-5k?

That pay is HORRENDOUS 🤣

It's a shame they only make that much.😕😢

There pay is quite disturbing. They are first on scene and could make the difference of you living or dying. Fast food workers make this much. What an upside world. I would be more happy to pay more for a wage increase to our first responders!

That pay is horrible in comparison to what other careers pay.

I’ve been in the medical field for 11 years and truly considered being a paramedic last year. After looking into it more, the education alone I’d have to do for this position isn’t even worth it. I’d take a pay cut either way. So sad.

18? That's it, omg

Unfortunately I’m out of town for a wedding and will not be back until Tuesday.

Thats it ? Hahaha

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LCAD Paramedics and EMTs had the opportunity today to learn from pediatrician Dr. Finney and Medical Director Dr. Moy. Todays topic was pediatric seizures and case studies. Our medics learn from the best to bring our citizens the highest level of emergency medicine. We never stop learning. ... See MoreSee Less

LCAD Paramedics and EMTs had the opportunity today to learn from pediatrician Dr. Finney and Medical Director Dr. Moy. Todays topic was pediatric seizures and case studies. Our medics learn from the best to bring our citizens the highest level of emergency medicine. We never stop learning.
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SPECIAL NEEDS TRACKING AND AWARENESS RESPONSE SYSTEM

S.T.A.R.S

The ambulance district has joined several others in the St. Louis area that have started a new program called S.T.A.R.S. — Special Need Tracking and Awareness Response System.

The program is for special needs patents especially under the age of 18 and allows the district to be aware of any medical conditions it may encounter when responding to an emergency call.

The S.T.A.R.S. program was founded a few years ago by Shelby Cox, EMS liaison for Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, and Tricia Casey, a paramedic with Rock Township Ambulance District. Once our district attended a meeting and learned more about the program, our administrators and paramedics agreed it would be beneficial to local families.

To learn more information about the S.T.A.R.S. Program, contact Battalion Chief Janet Norton, Lincoln County Ambulance District STARS Coordinator, at 636-528-8488  ext. 306 or [email protected] or fill out the form below and we will contact you.

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The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

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We Do More Than Save Lives!

Lincoln County Ambulance District Paramedics and EMTs have formed their own 501 (c)3 charitable organization called the Lincoln County EMS Community Outreach.

The purpose of the Community Outreach is to foster a relationship with our community that goes beyond illness and trauma.  We are here as a not for profit resource of volunteers in your community helping  to improve lives through service and support of local businesses and charities.

Visit our Facebook page to see some of the projects we have been involved in.