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The EMS management topic focuses on leadership within EMS agencies, bringing together a range of relevant columns and resources as well as the latest news on EMS department operations, budget issues and new appointments.

A Maryland paramedic recounts a patient assault, and the emergency services director and police chief detail legal options
Reflecting on how far EMS has come in 50 years
EMS leaders hold the blueprints as we enter the era of evidence-based practices
$6 million from the package will be used for a sprint medic pilot program in three counties
New Athens officials are replacing the New Athens Ambulance Service with MedStar due to funding spent trying to increase staffing
Through the new quarters, Lancaster EMS highlights the increasing calls for service and a desire to increase engagement with community services
Riley County EMS handles a spike in calls for service thanks to community care team
The change in Fort Worth will make MedStar employees members of the fire department
Floyd County officials have replaced New Chapel EMS with AmeriPro Health and the Highlander Fire Protection District
Two Catskill EMS employees have resigned after a doorbell video showed their treatment of a patient who had fallen inside an ambulance
Months before Williamston’s hospital closed, an outside consultant sent a dire warning about emergency care in the county
Report finds AMR failed to consistently meet Multnomah County’s response time requirement since 2019 but was not penalized
Jeff Davis County EMS Chief Peggy Fonseca was escorted out of the courthouse over what she called a “witch hunt” about staffing and leadership
Firefighters union in Allegany County fights against proposed cuts, layoffs as volunteer ambulance service sets to close
Longview officials expect Medix to save citizens $250 in response costs
EMS leaders and advocates rallied in Albany to promote bills that supporters say would take great steps to stabilize ambulance services
Regularly reviewing and practicing MCI skills will make sure EMS personnel are ready to act when a major incident happens
Waterford administrator offered a plan to create a new EMS department as part of a larger reorganization
Keeping patients moving toward definitive treatment through accurate triage of life threats is the key to EMS success at a mass casualty incident
Inspiring ways to recognize providers’ contributions, educate the community and recruit the next generation
Matt Zavadsky discusses the CMS disclosure and the latest in the move to fund treatment in place
The Colorado Springs Fire Department plan would end the 40-year partnership between the city and AMR
In proposed test, “sprint” paramedics will be dispatched to calls in three counties to start treatment before an ambulance arrives
Zavadsky details the potential changes to the MedStar system and his new position with the PWW Advisory Group
New labor regulations will increase the salary threshold for overtime exemptions – Steve Wirth shares how this impacts EMS roles
Fire Chief Colin Stowell to start a review comparing the current system with in-house or hybrid EMS service
EMS Accreditation
McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance Authority and Ross/West View Emergency Medical Services Authority recognized for exceeding standards
CEO of the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association said no significant changes to EMS operations are anticipated
Meigs County EMS Director Tony Finnell surprised officials when asked about response times at a public safety meeting