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Member Wins EMS 10: Innovators in EMS 2010 Award

Mar 16, 2011

NAEMT member Greg Friese, MS, NREMT-P, is a recipient of a JEMS' EMS 10: Innovators in EMS 2010 Award, which recognizes professionals who drive the EMS profession forward.

Friese, of CentreLearn Solutions, LLC, was recognized for his volunteer work in developing the EMS EduCast, a weekly one-hour Internet radio show for EMS educators and providers, receiving 8,000 hits each week. He’s also an innovative educator for CentreLearn, creating cutting-edge online learning modules for EMS organizations across the U.S.

The EMS 10 program, now in its third year and conducted by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), in partnership with Physio-Control, recognizes and publicizes the work of EMS innovators. “The efforts of these individuals — sometimes done on a volunteer basis — can motivate other EMS professionals to apply similar ideas in their communities and think about ways in which they can be involved in finding solutions to challenges,” A.J. Heightman, editor-in-chief of JEMS.

Recipients were judged on their fulfillment of at least one of the following 2010 criteria:

- Introduced or published a new clinical or operational program or concept that constitutes an extraordinary contribution to prehospital emergency medicine;

- Revised a local protocol or standard operating procedure (SOP) that significantly enhanced the efficiency, safety or quality of EMS care or the work environment for EMS personnel;

- Implemented a unique educational model or recruitment and retention program that drastically increased or improved the local workforce;

- Spearheaded the development of a new state or regional group or agreement in an effort to improve preparedness for major incidents.

    The “EMS 10” were recognized at the opening ceremonies of the EMS Today Conference & Exposition in Baltimore. They also will be recognized in a special supplement in the May issue of JEMS.