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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.

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Quality management implementation at Monroe Fire Department
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“Instead of responding to the majority of 999 calls we receive every day, we want to flip that so we only go to those patients who really, really need a double staffed paramedic emergency ambulance quickly.”
If you’ve seen one community paramedicine program, then you’ve seen one program; here’s how successes from four different programs can be translated to new ones
Detailing changes to equipment and PPE priority lists
The whole-system approach to protecting your personnel from violence
The newest state-of-the-industry survey sharpens the focus on fire department leadership
How a hybrid paid/volunteer emergency service model can provide the best care
It may feel counterintuitive at times, but achieving trust starts by showing unilateral respect to everyone, even when you disagree
The state-of-the industry survey focuses on wellness, career development and satisfaction in EMS
We threaten our organization’s resiliency and progress when we make opinion-based decisions
Help us identify the factors impacting wellness, career development and satisfaction in EMS
The FirstNet Health and Wellness Coalition leads efforts to enhance first responder mental wellness through comprehensive strategies and policy changes
Navigating the evolution of leadership styles
Pittsburgh EMS Chief Amera Gilchrist shares the progressive plan she fervently believes will reduce staffing challenges
People don’t leave bad jobs; they leave bad managers. Are you taking the steps to build relationships with your providers?
There is no substitute for high-context communications and training that occurs between two people, engaging privately, face-to-face
According to a recent report, 80% of millennial workers say they consider work-life balance when deciding whether to take a job
Everyone must be comfortable speaking up, no matter their rank or years on the job
Four steps to stopping the stress cycle
Our cohosts discuss the importance of upholding the greatest standards of ethics and responsibility, even when not in the public eye
Solid EMS providers can often de-escalate an aggravated patient, but the very best providers can keep the patient from ever becoming agitated
RAA’s Mark Tenia shares advice for connecting your messaging with your audience to promote community support
“As a volunteer agency, I want to make sure when someone calls 911 in our district, that our ambulances are ready to roll out the door when the tones go off.”