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E5 Support Services was created to fit the needs of today's First Response Agencies. From emergency services consulting to training and staffing, our professional services can help your agency be successful by meeting your needs.

Emergency Services Staffing

+ Effective Consulting

+ Enthusiastic Staff

+ Education for Agencies

+ Energetic Participation

= E5 Support Services 

Why you need E5 for your Agency:

  • Lack of volunteers during day time hours can make it hard for your agency to respond.
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requirements are hard to satisfy.
  • You need effective supervision of your paid staff.
  • By contracting with you will make your paid staff more accountable.

Why you need E5 to legally provide staffing:

  • Department of Labor (DOL) laws make it illegal for you to rehire your own people for the same job*. E5 is the legal staffing solution as we act as the hiring agency for paid staff.
  • E5 can handle the Department of Labor issues that your Agency encounters.
  • E5 handles your personnel matters to ensure quick resolutions to all issues.
  • E5 has a thorough interview, evaluation and background check process to ensure your agency has the best and most qualified paid staff.

Why you need E5 to provide efficient training and consulting:

  • All paid staff are taught OSHA requirements.
  • Volunteer staff are invited to train at no additional charge.
  • Documentation issues are discussed.
  • Basic card requirements are met by all E5 personnel.
  • Regional ALS skill requirements are met.

E5 is:

  • Fully Insured
  • Professional paycheck company
  • Attorney Consulted
  • CPA Monitored
  • Professional Supervisory Staff
  • Competitive Pay Rates
  • Performance Based Raises

Call E5 Support Services today to learn how we can help your First Response Agency through consulting, training and staffing: (518) 361-0218

*  Is hiring your own volunteers legal?  Read the fine print on why you need E5:

Department of Labor Letter June 19, 2006. NYS Regulation 12 NYCRR 142-3.12:  A person may do volunteer work for a not-for-profit organization and also be paid for work with the same organization provided that the services performed in volunteer work are not the same type of services for which he/she is paid. In this situation, a person paid for work as a driver may not perform volunteer work as a driver, and a person paid for work as an EMT may not perform work as an EMT.

Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulation
: An individual who performs hours of service for a public agency for civic, charitable, or humanitarian reasons, without promise, expectation or receipt of compensation for services rendered, is considered to be a volunteer during such hours. Individuals performing hours of service for such a public agency will be considered volunteers for the time so spent and not subject to sections 6, 7, and 11 of the FLSA when such hours of service are performed in accord with sections 3 (e) (4)(a) and (b) of the FLSA and the guidelines in this support. Congress did not intend to discourage or impede volunteer activities undertaken for civic, charitable, or humanitarian purposes, but expressed its wish to prevent any manipulation or abuse of minimum wage or overtime requirements through coercion or undue pressure upon individuals to “volunteer” their services. (c) Individuals shall be considered volunteers only where their services are offered freely and without pressure or coercion, direct or implied, from an employer.(d) An individual shall not be considered a volunteer if the individual is otherwise employed by the same public agency to perform the same type of services as those for which the individual proposes to volunteer.

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