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Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P

is a deputy fire chief with the Memphis (TN) Fire Department. He has over 35 years of fire, EMS, and rescue experience. He is also the immediate past Chair of the EMS Section for the IAFC. He can be reached at www.garyludwig.com.

content by Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P

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Effective Communication is a Key Tool for EMS Managers

Effective communication is often an overlooked tool EMS managers need to be good leaders.


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How the Affordable Care Act Will Change EMS

Now that the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, and the president was reelected, healthcare reform is a reality—and it will reshape the EMS system.


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Leadership Lessons from the Movies

Great films entertain, but they also teach. Chief Gary Ludwig shares a few of his favorite movies that gave him insight into what makes a good leader.


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How to Reduce the Risk of Personnel Narcotics Theft

Every EMS agency is vulnerable to narcotics theft by personnel. Gary Ludwig discusses steps agencies can take to limit the chances of such theft occurring.


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