Welcome to the offical website of the Cleveland Association of Rescue Employees I.L.A. Local 1975



The Role of CARE Local 1975:

CARE 1975 is the Labor Union for Cleveland (Ohio) EMS paramedics, EMTs, dispatchers and sergeants.


Union Solutions

CARE 1975 is actively working to improve CEMS, both for employees and for the citizens we serve. Some of our recent initiatives include:

  • Implementation of a mental health peer support group as a means of combating PTSD.
  • Advocating for a scheduled vehicle replacement program to increase ambulance reliability.
  • Exploring ways to reduce attrition within CEMS, including working with legislators at the state and local levels to obtain a 25-year retirement plan similar to other public safety agencies.

Community Outreach


CARE 1975 participates in a variety of community outreach activities, including providing bleeding control instruction at street fairs, and distrbuting gun locks as part of Project Childsafe




Next Membership Meetings : Wenesday 9/19/2018 at TBA time and 1930 hrs and 

Thursday 9/20/2018 at 1930 hrs

Meetings will be held at the union hall, 2537 Professor Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.

Attendance raffle is up to $750.




Come visit us at this year's Open Streets Cleveland​ events:

  • Sunday, July 29th from 1-5 pm on MLK Blvd North of University Circle
  • Saturday, August 18th from 1-5pm on West 25th street from Clark to Metrohealth hospital.


Cleveland EMS is now accepting entry level applications for Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD).

CEMS EMDs are full-fledged CARE members. Come join our team!

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