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Articles, interviews & information that will help you make your service stronger.

WHY are you in Emergency Medical Services?

All too often, as we get wrapped up with the day-to-day grind running our agencies, the real reason or reasons that we started down our EMS career path gets lost in the hundreds of things competing for our  attention. Heavy call volumes, dealing with HR issues,...

Top 10 Signs That Your EMS System is in Trouble

So, how was the first half of this year for you?  Challenges? New competition?  Budget and staff issues?  It is important for all leaders to take time to reflect on what's going well and what didn't during the last 12 months.  We all get caught up working IN our...

Develop more depth on the bench.

Over the last several months a recurring topic has been surfacing more and more among both clients and the attendees that have been in my seminars. Both Chiefs of Service and Board of Director members are making similar statements: “I’m not going to be in this...

EMS is a business…my bad!

I realize that just my title has already pissed off some people…my bad.  However upset you might be, the truth of the matter is that EVERY EMS organization is a business regardless of size or structure. Municipal fire departments, hospital based services, investor...

15 Minutes Until 50 Patients – Listen In – April

  The design of your EMS System’s preparedness planning must include the local and regional hospitals. Each EMS service must participate in the surge capacity planning for the hospitals to assure a smooth transition of care during times of crisis. Christopher...

Learning from History in EMS

Listen to our call recording below, and be sure to comment on this page with your thoughts and ideas: Link to Amazon for: "Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit...

America’s Top 2 EMS Consultants Discuss Ambulance Fees

“Millions of Americans are surprised when they get a bill for their 911 ambulance call. Experts explain the economics of emergency medical services, why communities typically bill for calls, and what insurance will and won't pay.”  - Radio Health Journal   ...