International Association of Emergency Medical Services Chiefs

Advancing the leadership of EMS response organizations
and advocating for the EMS profession.

New Board of Directors Elected

Congratulations to our new Board of Directors, who will be taking their seats on June 10, 2024.  We wish to thank all who ran for open positions, and those that have served on our boards in the past.

Immediate Past President: Daniel Gerard, MS, RN, NRP EMS Coordinator, Alameda Fire (Alameda, CA)

President Elect: Wren Nealy, EMT-P, Senior Manager, Medical Operations, Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin, TX)

Vice President:  Ben Podsiadlo, EMT-P, Grants Division Chief, Homeland Security (Massachusetts)

Treasurer: Chris Callsen, Jr Assistant Chief (Retired) of Operations at Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (Austin, TX)

Secretary: James (Jamie) McConnell, EMT-P, Deputy Chief for Gaston County EMS (Gastonia, NC)

At Large: James Mazza, MA, EMT, Chief of EMS, Montclair Ambulance Unit (Montclair, NJ)

At Large: Mark Lamphier, MBA, EMT-P, Chief for Gaston County EMS (Gastonia, NC)

At Large: Tom Edminson, MBA, EMT-P, Chief, M Health Fairview EMS (St. Paul, MN)

We will be providing biographies and updated photos of our board in the near future

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program

Special announcement:

The National Firefighter Registry (NFR) for Cancer is the largest effort ever undertaken to understand and reduce the risk of cancer among U.S. firefighters. NIOSH is reaching out to all firefighters to join the NFR, including active and retired firefighters, career and volunteer firefighters, and those with or without cancer. Firefighters are exposed to chemicals on the fireground that could increase their risk of developing cancer. By joining the NFR, firefighters will provide critical information that can help answer questions about how and why the cancer risk varies across our nation’s diverse fire service.

The proposed 1st edition of Standards for Out of Hospital and Prehospital Administration Transfusion Services is available for public comment from Friday, May 31 until Tuesday, July 30, 2024. A summary of significant changes is provided to facilitate review of the proposed Standards. Read more here.

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