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U.S. Senate Gives True EMS Week Gift For All In EMS

May 23, 2014

Dear Members,

A true gift has been given to all EMS practitioners this week… the Field EMS Bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate as S. 2400, Field Innovation Act by Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Tim Johnson (D-S.D.). What a wonderful show of support during EMS Week and what an exciting time to be in EMS!  

You can read full announcement here.

H.R. 809, the Field EMS Quality, Innovation and CostEffectiveness Improvement Act (Field EMS Bill) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on February 26, 2013, by Congressman Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.). From that point on… our members, committees, state advocacy coordinators and leadership have worked tirelessly to obtain over 30 House co-sponsors and lay the groundwork for Senate introduction.

I thank all of you for bringing this important legislation to the Senate floor – those who have actively contributed by educating your congressional representatives, and those who have supported our association through membership. We wouldn’t be here without you!

Happy EMS Week!

Don Lundy, BS, NREMT-P
President, NAEMT