L earning and teaching opportunities are available to you every day. All you have to do is identify and act on them. When I was an operations director, I loved the first two hours of a shift because of the beehive of activity. Our crews were always busy washing, inventorying and restocking rigs before hitting the streets.
T his month’s column is an important call to action for EMS agencies to support the National EMS Memorial Service and, more specifically, the families of those who have lost their lives while performing EMS duties. First, let me give you some important background. In 1991, recognizing that EMS lacked a mechanism to recognize and honor those who died performing EMS duties, the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads established the National EMS Memorial Service. The first ceremony was held in 1992 in Roanoke, Va.