| Dear Paramedic Chief Reader,
We are excited to bring you the debut of Paramedic Chief: Best Practices for the Progressive EMS Leader, a new monthly publication from EMS1 and NEMSMA aimed at providing expert analysis, critical insight into complex issues, practical case studies and inspiration for leadership development. Paramedic Chief is the continuation of Best Practices, established by John Becknell in 1998 and long a trusted source for quality in EMS journalism.
In our debut issue, Michael Gerber examines four community paramedicine success stories, Jonathan Washko offers tips on how to run your EMS agency like a utility company (and explains why you should do so), and Art Hsieh encourages everyone in EMS to make use of the possibilities higher education offers. Lastly, Jay Fitch explains why management should send out a weekly email, while John Becknell examines why the younger generation shies away from leadership.
We hope you enjoy Paramedic Chief, and we'd love to get your feedback on this first issue or ideas for upcoming issues. Please send us an email with any suggestions.
— The EMS1 Team