Tag Archive: Leadership

3 Ways EMS Leaders Make or Break Paramedic Training Programs

Many EMS agencies realize that new employees, whether new graduates of pre-service paramedic programs or employees with experience in other organizations, are not fully prepared to climb into an ambulance and head out to serve the community.

8 tips for talking about sexual harassment with caregivers

EMS leaders set the tone for nurturing employees and moving organizations forward with integrity

5 significant risks to your development as a fire service leader

Don’t let your professional network, or yourself derail your career path: Examine these five perspectives to map out your path to being a great leader

The value of CE and an advanced degree for fire leaders

Higher education can help firefighters tackle the five biggest challenges facing emergency services today

The Future of Technology is the Future of EMS

Every year, I love reading about the new technologies on display at the Consumer Electronics Show. This year was no different, but more than ever the highlights of the show seemed relevant to our profession.

CHIEF CONCERNS: How to Talk to Local Officials About Standards of Cover

The Standard of Cover planning process requires communication and collaboration between fire department officials, local leaders and the community.

7 things you should be doing to engage your medical director

Nurturing one of the most pivotal positions in your agency will create a more engaged and aligned workforce

The Value of CE and an Advanced Degree for EMS Leaders

Higher education can help EMS providers tackle the five biggest challenges facing emergency services today By Steven Knight, Ph.D. As leaders, we both desire and have an obligation to leave our organizations and people better off than when we started in our roles. But clearly not all leaders succeed at achieving this goal, despite best…

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EMS Budget Planning Primer for New Paramedic Chiefs

Climbing the ranks of EMS often fails to prepare new chiefs to discuss financial issues with local elected and appointed officials By Dianne Wright Local government budget processes may seem daunting at first, especially for new leaders whose focus has just recently shifted from EMS operations and patient care. Whether you recently took over as…

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Blind Spots: Distracted Driving in EMS

If the EMS profession truly wants to prioritize safety, we must address distracted driving and all the ways we currently make it worse By Meg Chandler and J. Todd Sheridan Motor vehicle collisions continue to pose a significant risk to EMS providers and our patients. Some agencies have responded to this risk by addressing factors…

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