New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL) Fact Sheet for Local 2507 – The Uniformed EMTs Paramedics and Inspectors – FDNY

Paid family leave benefits 

On September 3, ballots were mailed out to all local 2507 members regarding obtaining or rejecting this benefit. Please follow the instructions carefully with the online voting process. By clicking yes or no does not complete your vote, you will need to confirm your selection in order for your online vote to be registered. Instructions will be attached with your mail.
An information session will be held at our union office on September 9 between the hours of 2 pm to 6 pm to answer questions regarding this benefit. 
Please do not call the company if you haven’t received your ballot yet. They will only take our members calls after September 9.

A paid leave benefit has been negotiated on behalf of Local 2507 members covered by the 2017-2021 economic agreement. The benefit will be similar to the State Plan described below and for Local 2507 members is projected to start as soon as practicable following ratification of Paid Family Leave (PFL) by the membership.

Oren Barzilay
FDNY EMS Local 2507

What is New York State Paid Family Leave?

            New York’s Paid Family Leave provides job-protected, paid time off so you can bond with a newly born, adopted or fostered child; care for a close relative with a serious health condition; or assist loved ones when a family member is deployed abroad on active military service.

What are the benefits of Paid Family Leave?

While on Paid Family Leave you can receive a percentage of your average weekly salary and continue your health insurance. You are guaranteed the same or a comparable job after your leave ends. 

Question: How do I know if I am eligible?

Answer: These are the Local 2507 Titles Covered:

                                                                                                            Title Code

Emergency Medical Specialist – EMT                   53053

Emergency Medical Specialist – Paramedic          53054

Emergency Medical Service Cadet                         53056

Emergency Medical Specialist – Trainee               53052

Fire Protection Inspector                                         31661

Associate Fire Protection Inspector                        31662

Administrative Fire Protection Inspector              10024

Full-time employees: Employees who have worked 26 consecutive weeks or more are eligible.

What family members are covered?

  • Bonding Leave:  A parent may take Paid Family Leave during the first 12 months following the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child.
  • Caring for a Close Relative with a Serious Health Condition:
    • Spouse
    • Domestic partner (including same and different gender couples; legal registration not required) o Child/stepchild and anyone for whom you have legal custody o Parent/stepparent o Parent-in-law o Grandparent o Grandchild
    • If you are serving in the role of a parent for a child (‘in loco parentis’), even if you are not legally or biologically related to the child, or if someone stood ‘in loco parentis’ to you when you were a child.
  • Military Active Duty Deployment:
    • Spouse o Domestic partner
    • Child
    • Parent  


Sample Ballot

Click above to see a larger version (PDF)