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 chief or just started your EMS career, learning more about local budget processes is critical to being an advocate for EMS in your community and advancing your career. These three simple steps will help you get started.

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