EMS Chief Dave Baldwin and EMS Coordinator Daniel Gerard named 2013 INTERMEDIX/IAEMSC Harvard EMS fellows

The International Association of Emergency Medical Services Chiefs (IAEMSC) today announced the selection of North Washington Fire Protection District (CO) EMS Chief Dave Baldwin and Oakland Fire Department (CA) EMS Coordinator Daniel Gerard as the 2013 INTERMEDIX / IAEMSC Harvard Fellow recipients.

Baldwin and Gerard were selected from a highly competitive pool of immensely qualified EMS chief officers.  Being designated for this fellowship is one of the highest honors for leaders in the field of Emergency Medical Services.  Both recipients have longstanding contributions to the discipline of EMS and unparalleled commitments to the advancement of the EMS profession.

William Sugiyama, IAEMSC President, said “Chief Baldwin and EMS Coordinator Gerard represent some of the best of EMS leadership in the United States today.  Over the course of their distinguished careers, they have helped to advance the discipline here and abroad.  Their active involvement in EMS organizations locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally has resulted in contributions that further refine and advanced the discipline.  We are proud to recognize Dave and Daniel for their commitment and accomplishments.” James L. Robinson, IAEMSC President-Elect, noted:  “We are truly gratified by the generous support of Intermedix that enables IAEMSC to provide this opportunity for its membership.  Intermedix has graciously supported this professional development initiative on an annual basis since 2006.”  

Intermedix CEO Doug Shamon added, “We sponsor this scholarship with the recognition that promoting the advancement of EMS management as a profession is a highly worthy endeavor.  We extend our congratulations to Chief Baldwin and EMS Coordinator Gerard and expect they will find this program to be an exceptional opportunity.”

Baldwin and Gerard will participate in the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government program in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The program provides experiences for participants both inside and outside the classroom to ensure that public officials are equipped on a daily basis to manage and lead results-driven government agencies and non-profit organizations. In particular, this program provides an opportunity to:

  • Develop new conceptual frameworks for addressing program and policy issues;
  • Explore the relationship between citizens and their government; and
  • Examine the ethical and professional responsibilities of leadership

This three-week program is designed specifically to challenge assumptions about how to exercise leadership in the public sector. During the course of this program, participants learn strategies for establishing meaningful, attainable organizational objectives. Program participants also investigate the process of developing and evaluating policy alternatives and consider options for organizing and deploying resources to achieve these objectives.

For additional information about the International Association of Emergency Medical Services Chiefs, see www.IAEMSC.org - 1-877-442-3672.

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