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The news items, feature articles, videos and more you find here are selected specifically with paramedic chiefs and EMS leaders in mind. This content will give those who are charged with running a department or agency the tools, information and insight they need to excel as leaders and managers.

Carly Strong and Danielle Thomas dive into people managing in EMS
“Give grace as leaders; we will all need it at some point”
Following the Trump assassination attempt, first responders are fired or suspended for their social media comments
True empowerment in EMS comes from leaders who not only set a clear vision but also actively involve their personnel in achieving it
Introducing Mary Meeks, the 2024 Jack Stout Fellow
Avoid these mistakes to onboard EMTs who will thrive in EMS, and give their all to your agency
For 2 hours and 43 minutes each day, someone is influencing our providers, and ideally, it should be us
A background investigator can learn a lot about a person by simply looking at their social media accounts
Assembly Member Rodriguez shares his EMS origin story and role in California’s legislature
The books were used to illustrate key concepts, support the speaker’s principles or to call on other leaders to be lifelong learners
EMS Chief Peggy Fonseca was fired due to budget overages and personally responding to calls
Products to engage the senses and equip a comfortable, calming space
Chapter 4 of this comprehensive desk reference about EMS in the U.S. untangles the origin and history of the EMS Star of Life
Eagle Point Fire and EMS Chief Rocky Berg was terminated over several leadership issues
Offering educational options versus punitive responses can make all the difference
An organization’s ethical reputation is also a reflection of its leadership
Division Chief David Munoz on guiding members in the same direction with clarity and meaningful purpose
Reverse the process that’s causing the system to fail and fill your openings with the right people, not just the available ones
Identify and conquer the fight-or-flight response with these four simple steps
Cheshire EMS Chief Charles McMurrer moves up from an interim position
DocGo stood out as one of the top companies to meet employee needs
The most successful practitioners are those who consider themselves to be lifelong learners – are you moving forward?
Learning how difficult call assignments can be made and where the industry is headed next
Burleson Fire Chief Casey Davis previously served as an EMS chief, assistant chief and fire marshal
Understand the distinction and implication of Congressionally Directed Spending and Community Project Funding
Learn how ATCEMS identified EMS training goals and implemented an assault reporting function to protect providers from violence
A Maryland paramedic recounts a patient assault, and the emergency services director and police chief detail legal options
Dive into a curated collection of must-read public safety books, from thrilling accounts and leadership lessons from the front lines, to read-aloud children’s favorites
5 ways to motivate the unmotivated, and to help those floundering to flourish