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Change EMS by getting involved

Changing EMS by ranting on Facebook, posting musings to a blog or thumbing up or down instagram photos is unlikely to sway the opinions of lawmakers, regulators or other decision makers.

Instead join professional organizations, write and call your elected representatives, show up to meetings and encourage your peers to do the same.

I was surprised — actually dumbstruck — that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Veterans EMT Support Act. Like most constituents, I have low expectations for the leaders we have elected to represent us in Congress.

Read the full story: EMS lobbying efforts building momentum


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.