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The ‘M’ in EMS Stands for Medical: Tackling Fire/EMS Challenges

By Jay Fitch, PhD As I pulled on my bunker pants, I started whining about taking a middle-of-the-night, low-priority ambulance call. It was early in my career, and an older firefighter leaned over and said, “Son, remember that the M on your EMS patch stands for medical, so quit whining and just get on with…

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Fitch Insights – Maria Beerman-Foat

Dr. Maria Beermann-Foat, battalion chief at Med-Act in Johnson County, Kan., explains the importance of a leader doing the “right thing” even when it isn’t easy. In this installment of Fitch Insights, Jay Fitch talks with the recipient of the 2019 Pinnacle Emerging Leader Award, who also shares her insight on: Having an internal drive that motivates us to persevere…

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Fitch Insights – Ray Barishansky

Ray Barishansky talks about one of the biggest leaps, and the challenges of that leap, in his EMS career. He has transitioned from EMS to a much wider role of Assistant Director of Public Health. How important is effective communication as a leader? Make sure you don’t miss future Fitch Insights videos. Subscribe to our…

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Fitch Insights – Chuck O’Neal

Chuck O’Neal may currently be Deputy Director of the Kentucky Board of EMS, but he has been involved in the EMS his entire life. In fact, he first intubated a mannequin at age 7! As a paramedic and a state official, Chuck offers unique perspective on working with state regulators, the challenges of rural EMS,…

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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?
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