Vaccine mandates could lead to the valley dropping a major part of it can be firefighters, EMT’s and Paramedics. That is what the Yakima Firefighters union is indicating in a letter to Governor Jay Inslee.
The Yakima Firefighters Worldwide Association of Firefighters Local 469 has posted the letter on Fb inquiring the governor to rethink a vaccine mandate for firefighters, EMT’S and Paramedics in the State of Washington.Union officers say they are concerned the mandate could lead to mass layoffs or resignations. Governor Jay Inslee declared the vaccine mandate on August 9 for all Firefighters, Paramedics and EMT’s. All must be totally vaccinated by October 1. Having said that in a letter to the Governor posted on the union Fb website page union officers say they disagree with the mandate. https://www.facebook.com/Yakima.Firefighters
NOT ALL FIREFIGHTERS, EMT’S AND PARAMEDICS WANT THE VACCINE
They say for the very last 2 a long time they have worked on the entrance traces of the fight in opposition to COVID-19 with insufficient funding and gear but they have even now been ready to operate. The letter signed by the union president and Chiefs from the West Valley and Selah Fireplace Departments states while most Firefighters, EMT’s and Paramedics have been vaccinated some are from the vaccine. The governor claims those who will not get vaccinated may perhaps get rid of jobs. Union officers that is a massive problem simply because the valley could drop a “substantial” portion of Firefighters and other industry experts leaving a lot of communities very susceptible.
UNION Officials ARE Asking FOR WEEKLY Screening As an alternative OF VACCINE
They say they never feel that was the aim of the vaccine mandate. Rather of staying compelled to vaccinate they’re asking the governor for weekly testing as an alternative. There’s been no reaction still from Governor Jay Inslee’s workplace. The letter is posted on the Union Fb webpage.