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 : January 23 2019 at 08:30 and 19:30; January 24th at 19:30

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

Attendance raffle is up to $50.


During this meeting nominations will be accepted for the following positions:

First Vice President


Sergeant at Arms

Elections will be held at the March meeting.


CARE will continue to be advocates for mental health in our division. The Executive Board appreciates the work that every member puts in on a daily basis. If the need arises, please utilize the Peer Support Hotline: 888 694 8880

For more details about how PTSD affects our membership, see the recent 19news story.

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