EMTs to be redeployed as part of a solution to Ventilator Shortages

**This article is purely satire and any relation or reference to real people, places or businesses is purely accidental or coincidental.**

Thousands of EMTs nationwide are today being redeployed from their usual EMS departments and agencies, to instead work in New York City’s hospitals.

These EMTs will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment called Bag Valve Mask Resuscitators and will be responsible for manually ventilating patients around the clock, effectively performing the task of a ventilator.

Ventilator machines cost as much as $45,000 where as an EMT only costs as little as $33,000 per year.

Each EMT will work in 1 hour shifts of continuous manual ventilating, with a short 10 minute break to rest their hand after each shift.

The EMTs will also be supplied with an N95 mask to help protect them from the Coronavirus infection.

Ben Dover, an EMT from Colorado, who is one of the thousands of EMTs on their way to NY said he was excited at the opportunity for better working conditions.

“I was the first to sign up,” said Mr Dover, “A guaranteed break every hour and they are supplying us with PPE. This will be a Vacation! No, wait…. Pay-cation!”

**This article is purely satire and any relation or reference to real people, places or businesses is purely accidental or coincidental.**

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