EMS Trend Report

EMS Trend Survey: What Paramedics Want in 2024

Fitch & Associates, EMS1 and the National EMS Management Association have launched the What Paramedics Want in 2024 EMS Trend Survey. The survey will measure how events over the past year have impacted EMS and identify where providers seek support from their agencies, culminating in the What Paramedics Want in 2024 state-of-the-industry report in August....

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2023 EMS Trend Report

EMS Trend Report 2023: What paramedics want in 2023 is the latest iteration of the EMS Trend Report, produced through a collaboration between Fitch & Associates, EMS1, the EMS Survey Team and NEMSMA, and sponsored by Pulsara. In this year’s EMS Trend Survey, we turned the lens towards provider stress, and uncovered alarming levels causing...

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2022 EMS Trend Report

In the 2022 EMS Trend Survey, as in years past, we examine perceptions and experiences across the country on topics like staffing, clinical adoption and hope for the future. This year, we also dove deeper into certain areas than we have previously, most notably related to leadership and safety. Because if some of the concerns...

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Podcast: In the Trend Zone With Kerri Hatt and Anthony Minge

Kerri Hatt, editor-in-chief of EMS1, and Anthony Minge, Senior Partner with Fitch & Associates, discuss the 2021 EMS Trend Report, including what insights and markers have changed since the 2020 report.   Listen to Dispatch in Depth HERE, on Annals of Emergency Dispatch & Response.   Download the full 2021 EMS Trend Report here.

2021 EMS Trend Report

The 2021 EMS Trend Report continues our effort to identify how those in EMS perceive growth, change and the challenges impacting the sustainability and future of the industry. Last year, we said that 2020 would be a “defining year” for EMS. Even at the time, soon after the emergence of the new coronavirus in the...

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2020 EMS Trend Report

This will be a defining year for EMS, shaped by new care delivery options, legislative mandates and the public spotlight. The 2020 EMS Trend Report, produced in collaboration with EMS1 and the National EMS Management Association, and sponsored by Pulsara, continues a 5-year effort to identify how EMS providers, managers and leaders perceive the challenges...

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2019 EMS Trend Report: The Forces Shaping the Future of EMS

How will EMS advance at its current pace of change?

2018 EMS Trend Report: The Forces Shaping the Future of EMS

How the optimism divide between leaders and providers will shape EMS’ future

2017 EMS Trend Report: The Forces Shaping the Future of EMS

In its second year, the EMS Trend Report describes revealing changes in clinical care, finance and the use of technology in EMS

2016 EMS Trend Report: The forces shaping the present and future of EMS

As the EMS adage goes, "If you’ve seen one EMS system, you’ve seen one EMS system." While that statement reflects the diversity of EMS systems across the United States, it also creates the false sense that every EMS system is entirely different and that EMS leaders can’t learn from each other. Clearly that is not the case. As we see in the premiere edition of the EMS Trend Report, EMS systems across the country share many traits. On the other hand, significant differences do exist in everything from clinical care to salaries to operational benchmarks to hiring requirements.