Getting to the black with David Fifer

EMS educator proposes a system that includes recognition for certified and degreed paramedics alike to overcome staffing crisis


How do we find our way out of this? Initial education, recruitment and retention in EMS are all in crisis. In this keynote lecture from the 2022 National Association of EMS Educators’ Annual Symposium, paramedic and EMS educator, David Fifer proposes a system that includes recognition for certified and degreed paramedics alike.

Days before delivering this keynote talk, David was working with a crew to hoist people out of disastrous flooding in Kentucky. He called on those in attendance to offer financial support through this site if possible.

This episode was made possible through the collaboration of some of the best in EMS education: Prodigy EMSNAEMSE and EKU’s David Fifer.


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