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Priority Ambulance Leadership Foundation accepting applications for the EMS Leadership of Tomorrow Class of 2020

Application deadline is November 29, 2019


The Priority Ambulance Leadership Foundation announced today that it is now accepting applications for the EMS Leadership of Tomorrow Class of 2020, a yearlong, executive training program designed to provide a distinct career path for future leaders in the emergency medical services industry. The nonprofit foundation fully funds all coursework and expenses for the selected students for the Class of 2020.

“We believe it is critical to invest in the careers of tomorrow’s EMS leaders, and we do this through a very intensive educational experience led by some of the most successful executives and entrepreneurs in our industry,” said Foundation President and board member Gary Coker. “We look forward to the application process for our Class of 2020 and are confident we will recruit another exceptional group of students.”

The EMS Leadership of Tomorrow program is for individuals who are currently working in the EMS profession and for people outside the industry who have a strong desire to develop long-term careers in EMS. The 2020 program will kick off next spring with the first of four weeklong modules designed to provide intensive, hands-on training in essential EMS management skills for executive leaders.

The comprehensive curriculum covers topics necessary in leading any EMS operation, including business development, human resources, employee recruitment and retention, marketing and public relations, accounting and finance, revenue cycle management, EMS law, system deployment modeling, daily EMS operations, government relations, risk and safety, fleet management, materials management, clinical compliance, key EMS performance indicators, and more.

Successful applicants will be required to travel to each of the four modules, with all travel and related expenses covered by the Foundation. Additionally, class projects and assignments throughout the year will include video conference teaching sessions and group collaboration outside of the four prescribed modules.

Additionally, it is preferred that EMS Leadership of Tomorrow applicants complete three supplemental courses prior to starting the program: Ambulance Service Manager sponsored by Fitch & Associates, Certified Ambulance Coder through National Academy of Ambulance Coding, and National Incident Management System Incident Command System Training through the Emergency Management Institute and the U.S. Fire Administration. If a successful applicant has not completed the supplemental courses, they may be taken in the first quarter of 2020 prior to the start of with the EMS Leadership of Tomorrow program and the Foundation will cover related costs.

For additional details on the program and to apply, visit the Foundation’s website at Applications are being accepted through November 29, 2019 and will require submission of a resume, completion of an essay question, and a series of interviews for finalists.

About Priority Ambulance Leadership Foundation

The Priority Ambulance Leadership Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the next generation of EMS managers, executives and entrepreneurs. The Foundation’s mission is to bridge the gap that exists in national management training and mentorship programs for EMS professionals. The Foundation provides a year-long educational training and mentoring program to promising leadership candidates, accessing industry experts and resources to provide a premier EMS leadership training experience for graduates of its EMS Leadership of Tomorrow course. The Foundation also provides public education programs in basic life-saving and first-aid skills.

We thank our 2019 platinum, gold and silver sponsors for their generous support of our inaugural EMS Leadership of Tomorrow executive training program, which will conclude at the end of the year. Their support makes this program possible. Platinum sponsors: HUB International, North Eastern Rescue Vehicles and Wheeled Coach/REV Group. Gold sponsors: Enhanced Healthcare Partners and ZOLL. Silver sponsors: AVESTA, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Insight Mobile Data, MidSouth Solutions, Paycor and Safe Drive Systems Inc. Media Sponsor: EMS1.

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