Allowing New Jerseys Career (civil service and non-civil service) Full-Time Municipal/State Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT-B and EMT-P) to Transfer from the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) to the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS) sign now

We the undersigned encourage Governor McGreevey, the New Jersey Legislative Committee and the New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits to allow New Jersey Full-Time/Career(civil service and non-civil service) Municipal and State Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT-B and EMT-P) to transfer from the Public Employees Retirement System(PERS) into the Police and Fire Retirement System(PFRS). This request to transfer from (PERS) to (PFRS) has been brought before Former Governor Whitman and now Governor James McGreevey and the New Jersey Legislative Committee numerous times and has gone nowhere.

The Police and Fire Retirement System would guarantee New Jerseys Career Municipal/State EMTs the right to receive a retirement benefit at the age 55 and this would allow New Jerseys Career Municipal/State EMTs to retire at 25 years with 65\% of their Final Base Salary and 1\% each year up to 30 years service for a total of 70\% Final Base Salary.

Currently in the Public Employees Retirement System we could receive retirement benefits at the age of 60. The Public Employees Retirement System calculates its retirement by years and months of service divided by 55 then its multiplied by our Final Average Salary and that equals the Annual Maximum.

This is next to nothing for all of the time, dedication and hard work New Jerseys Career Municipal/State EMTs perform throughout our careers.

New Jerseys Career Municipal/State EMTs stand side by side, day in and day out with New Jersey's Police Officers and Fire Fighters on the same emergency situations. We also face many of the same risks, to care for and protect the citizens of the State of New Jersey.

WHY SHOULD WE BE TREATED DIFFERENTLY?

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  • 26 February 20161000. Mary Kquerryrne
    Address High Bridge, NJ Zip Code 08829 It's sad that the system is set up the way it is. EMS is a physically demanding, underappreciated profession with many dangerous and sometimes lethal risks. Do the right thing Governor!
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    Address 23 Annapolis Street Zip Code 07712 Governor ,please do the right thing.
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    Zip Code 08550 EMT-B
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    Hackensack Professional Firefighters - IAFF Local 2081 - Secretary
  • 01 December 2015985. Kevin Js
    Address 1653 Olympia Road Camden, NJ Zip Code 08104 Camden NJ Fire Fighter; Its about time the EMS people are recognized!!!
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    For the brothers
  • 31 October 2015980. Dana Lw
    Address Budd Lake Zip Code NJ I have been a professional EMT for over 12 years. Currently I am in a Paramedic Program so that I can continue providing care to the residents and visitors of NJ to the best of my ability. It would be nice to finally know t
  • 20 October 2015979. Richard R
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  • 15 October 2015977. John Lk
    Address Lakewood Supervisor Lkwd. EMS, to late for me but not for the others, allow them to switch to P&FRS. We deserve it!
  • 28 September 2015976. Stacey C
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Governor James McGreevey, New Jersey Legislative Committee and the New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits.

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