Advocate For The EMS Field Bill Which Provides Grants, Funding
The upcoming EMS on the Hill Day is the perfect time to advocate for The Field EMS Bill, which redefines EMS in the federal government, establishes grant programs and helps determine how funding is delegated.
The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) will host the 6th annual EMS On The Hill Day in Washington, D.C. on April 28-29.
The Field EMS Bill is sponsored in the House by Indiana Rep. Larry Buschon and championed by NAEMT as an advocate for their members and EMS professionals around the country.
Streamlining Medic Training For Vets Aim Of Senate Bill
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) renewed their efforts to help increase job opportunities for returning veterans. The senators reintroduced their bipartisan legislation – the Veterans to Paramedics Transition Act – that would streamline civilian paramedic training for returning veterans who already have emergency medical experience as a result of their military service, making it easier for them to secure jobs as paramedics. The bill would also help reduce the shortage of much-needed emergency medical personnel in rural communities across the country.
Hackers Access Indianapolis Dispatch Center
A recent news report indicates that, in December of last year, computer hackers attacked the Indianapolis 911 center that dispatches firefighters, police, and EMS.
FDNY Changes Top EMS Leadership
NEW YORK - Two new chiefs will lead the FDNY Bureau of Emergency Medical Services after Chief Abdo Nahmod and Assistant Chief Jerry Gombo announced plans to retire and step down, the New York Daily News reports.
James P. Booth has been appointed as the EMS Chief and Michael J. Fitton as the Assistant Chief of EMS, according to an FDNY press release.