NAEMT announces new foundation trustees
Rick Ellis of Warner Robins, Georgia; Rod Barrett of Bentonville, Arkansas; and Keith Douglas of Gallatin, Tennessee, will be joining the foundation as trustees.
The foundation aims to support outreach programs to facilitate the growth in recruitment and retention of emergency medical services (EMS) personnel nationally. They also support research relating to EMS and scholarships for students in EMS programs that also include membership to the NAEMT.
The foundation offers scholarships for students in EMS programs and those that want to work in an area relating to EMS. For students, they offer a $1,000 scholarship for national applicants and a $2,000 scholarship for those located within Nevada. For full-time EMS practitioners, the organization also offers degree completion scholarships for members of the NAEMT.
The NAEMT acts as a representation organization for the interests of U.S. EMS practitioners and advocates for adequate pay, benefits and funding for EMS operations to continue to operate and the individuals trained in the field. The organization also advocates for public policy that facilitates quality EMS services across the country.