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Bound Tree VP wins NAEMT leadership award

Tim Rubert is credited with efforts to bring medical supplies to Ukraine and for advocating to get an EMS workforce bill introduced in Congress


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By Leila Merrill
EMS1 Staff

ORLANDO — The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians awarded Tim Rubert, associate vice president of government affairs at Bound Tree Medical, with the 2022 Presidential Leadership Award on Oct. 11 during NAEMT’s general membership meeting at the EMS World Expo.

Rubert is credited with leadership and volunteer efforts to bring donated medical supplies to Ukraine and for advocating to get an EMS workforce bill introduced in the U.S., according to a news release from Bound Tree.

Earlier this year, Bound Tree and NAEMT donated 50 pallets of medical supplies to Ukraine.

The “Supporting Our First Responders Act” would authorize $50 million in grants to cover EMS hiring, training, equipment and vehicles. It was introduced in September.

“I am honored to receive this recognition from NAEMT for our advocacy efforts – but there is still important work to be done,” said Rubert. “Congress must act now to equip EMTs and Paramedics with the support they need so that they can continue to provide the care each community deserves. We are soliciting widespread support for this bill, and everyone can participate by signing the petition on the Bound Tree website.”

If passed, the bill would establish a pilot grant program for EMS preparedness and workforce retention, allocating 20% of the grants to rural EMS agencies
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