Bruce Evans on TIP legislation, EMS on the Hill
The NAEMT president joins the podcast to discuss his first 100 days, treatment in place and the upcoming virtual EMS on the Hill Day
In this edition of EMS One-Stop with Rob Lawrence, our host, Rob Lawrence, chats with NAEMT President, Chief Bruce Evans. Bruce is the fire chief for the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, located in Bayfield, Colorado. Prior to that role, he retired as the EMS chief for the North Las Vegas Fire Department after serving 27 years in the southern Nevada’s fire and EMS system.
Rob and Bruce discuss the current progress on treatment-in-place legislation, Bruce’s first 100 days in office as NAEMT president and the forthcoming virtual EMS on the Hill Day, which will take place April 13-15, 2021.
Read the article, “Treatment in Lieu of Transport,” and then listen below.
Bruce Evan’s call to action
This year’s EMS on the Hill Day will be a virtual event, with a goal set to hold a virtual meeting with every member of Congress (435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives) and the 100 members of the U.S. Senate. As Congressional meetings are most effective when they include someone from the Representative’s district or Senator’s state, NAEMT are looking to sign on EMS professionals from every state and district to participate.
Bruce notes that even though the registrations are running higher than in previous years, they are still looking for EMS attendance from Alaska; Washington, D.C.; Kentucky; Maine; Wyoming; Vermont; Rhode Island; New Mexico and Montana.