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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

Featured Article
These 4 cities are making community paramedicine work
By Michael Gerber
Fort Worth, Winnipeg, San Diego and McKinney provide very different programs, but they all successfully address patient needs specific to their communities. Find a focus
Charting the course of community paramedicine
Experts discuss program challenges, opportunities and reimbursement models
Q&A: Chicago's former medical director talks mobile integrated healthcare
Eric Beck shares his thoughts
More EMS1 columns
'In Public Safety' Presents The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media in Emergency Services
Social media has become a staple in today's society. Using social media for personal reasons is socially acceptable, however, when social media and emergency services mix, an explosive concoction begins to form.
Read full article
Exclusive Articles
What you can learn from Jack Stout's legendary career
By Jonathan Washko
Jack Stout received the Pinnacle Lifetime Achievement Award for his pioneering management concepts; here's how they can still work for you. Managing scarcity
Why EMS needs higher education
By Art Hsieh
An increasing number of accredited paramedic education programs can lead to better care, career growth, and more respect within the health care industry. Where we are now
Leadership Clips
How critical care transport training helps EMTs, patients
Chris Cebollero explains the importance of specialized training programs for critical care transports. Watch the video
From the BP Archives
Why the younger generation shies from leadership
By John Becknell
"I can't make anyone do anything," a frustrated young EMS supervisor recently complained. His struggle centered around getting the current FTOs and senior management to support needed changes to the FTO program he had been tasked with running.

The supervisor, whom I'll call Jason, had a reputation for being smart, innovative, hardworking and a solid manager — all labels he was willing to accept. But when I pointed out that rallying people around a needed improvement was a leadership issue, he said, "I don't really think of myself as a leader."
But why?
The Leadership Edge
Leadership pitfall: Why it is critical not to under communicate
By Jay Fitch As a leader you're constantly being scrutinized, and a quick weekly email can help ensure you're communicating what you intend. Message received
Now on 
Getting along with authority when we ARE the authority
How do you manage scenes when other public safety agencies (police, fire) arrive?
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