Indianapolis EMS Educator Elected to NAEMT Board of Directors

Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) Educator, Lt. Jason Scheiderer was recently elected to the position of Region III Director for the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). As a member of the 16 person board, Scheiderer will help shape Emergency Medical Services (EMS) delivery across the nation by representing the interests of all professionals working in the industry.

Lt. Scheiderer, also a paramedic with IEMS, said “I am honored to have been elected by my colleagues to represent them on the NAEMT Board of Directors” Also, about his new role Scheiderer added, “I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities this position will bring.” Jason is preparing for this new undertaking now, but officially takes office on January 1st.

NAEMT, formed in 1975 and more than 46,000 members strong, is the only national association that represents the professional interests of all EMS practitioners. NAEMT’s Region III Director serves EMS practitioners in the Northwest and Midwest United States including: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Missouri. NAEMT

President Don Lundy said, “Jason is a wonderful representative of EMS. I had the pleasure last year of presenting him with the Field EMS Bill Advocate of the Year Award and have worked with him on various projects. His level of professionalism and passion for EMS has never wavered. I have great respect for Jason and am confident that he will serve the members and the Board of NAEMT with the same level of commitment and dedication he’s always demonstrated for the EMS profession.”

Scheiderer previously filled the role of State Advocacy Coordinator for NAEMT, representing EMS interests for the state of Indiana at the national level. This year he was awarded the EMS Field Bill Advocate of the Year Award from NAEMT, one of three persons recognized for their volunteer work.

The “Field EMS Bill” refers to the Field EMS Quality, Innovation, and Cost Effectiveness Improvement Act. It is intended to provide federal support for EMS practitioners, on par with law enforcement and fire as well as develop industry standards and best practices, nationwide, in prehosptial healthcare delivery.

IEMS Chief Charles Miramonti MD, said “Jason has worked diligently to represent Indianapolis, the State of Indiana, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics; seeking consistent improvement and best practices for the industry. As a service we could not be more proud that Lt. Scheiderer is representing Indianapolis and EMS in this new role.”  

IEMS is the largest provider of emergency pre-hospital medical care in the state, responding to nearly 100,000 911 calls each year. A division of the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety, IEMS is a partnership between the City of Indianapolis, Indiana University School of Medicine and Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, with Eskenazi Health as the supervising health system. IEMS strives to provide the best pre-hospital medical services to the community through the endless pursuit of excellence in patient-centered care, education, efficiency, efficacy, safety and quality of service. IEMS serves the community not only through emergency care, but also through unique outreach programs and educational opportunities. Our mission: Right care. Every patient. Every time.

To learn more about IEMS, visit www.IndianapolisEMS.org. You can also follow IEMS on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/IndianapolisEMS), Twitter (http://twitter.com/IndianapolisEMS) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/IndianapolisEMS).

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