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A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

Editor-in-chief of JEMS, A.J. Heightman is a former EMS director and EMS operations director who has researched and specialized in MCI management training for 30 years.

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The Word from A.J.: A Teachable Moment

You cannot always judge a book by its cover.


Forces Beyond Your Control Are Destined to Impact Your Agency

In the next 12–18 months, you will see lots of action by agencies that have been thinking ahead by planning for changes in EMS reimbursement.


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Sandy Hook Shooting Underscores Schools’ Vulnerability

Although the gunman who killed 20 students and 6 adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary school does not appear to be politically motivated, his act underscores how easily our schools could be used for terrorist gains.


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EMT’s Daughter Writes Poignant Letter to Santa

Kylie Mothershed’s letter to Santa reminds us what’s important in life.


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Tribute to Efforts of First Responders During Superstorm Sandy

Despite experiencing tragedies of their own, EMS responders pulled up their boots and carried on with lifesaving services.


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