Reframing 2020: How the positive takeaways will guide future EMS delivery

EMS leaders reflect on the lessons learned and how to continue EMS growth in the year ahead

When we ask readers to gauge their agency’s level of preparedness, we ask about specific threats to safety and resources: e.g., cybercrime, MCIs, an active shooter, civil unrest. To say 2020 presented an unanticipated combination of trials and tests is an understatement. Yet, day after day, we saw the evidence of EMS providers, educators and leaders persevering, adapting and growing to meet these challenges head on.     

We reached out to our Editorial Advisory Board members, columnist and friends at national EMS organizations for their positive takeaways from this tumultuous year. Following is a few excerpts from what they had to say about the lessons we can take from 2020 and how to continue EMS growth in the year ahead.

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