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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
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
Easton Emergency Squad officials announced the hiring of 40 news staff, including an operations manager
Are you genuinely open to changes to the status quo?
Informed by evidence EMS chaplain Russ Myers places a high priority on follow-up with EMS personnel and dispatchers after any pediatric patient transport
Officials in Fort Worth recommended a fire-based EMS system as the solution to overhaul the city’s EMS
EMS leader to focus on assisting departments, agencies with sustainability of mobile healthcare delivery systems
Wethersfield officials, EMS association are at odds over the proposed replacement of Aetna Ambulance
Complaints about long response times might come to and end for Chapin residents
Do you agree with cohost Chris Cebollero that progressive discipline is “antiquated” and should be phased out?
A commitment to EMS excellence establishes a lasting reputation of respect, reliability and integrity