EMS On The Hill Day
March 26, 2014
(briefing March 25)
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ENGAGE AND EDUCATE YOUR CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS ABOUT EMS!
All EMS professionals... you are encouraged to make your voices heard during EMS On The Hill Day in Washington, D.C., to be held March 26, 2014 (with a briefing on March 25).
Registrations must be made by March 4, 2014, in order for NAEMT to schedule your congressional office visits. Registration is easy!
Educate your Members of Congress on the daily challenges you face in providing quality emergency medical care. Advocate for their support of key legislation that specifically addresses those challenges. The time is right for emergency medical professionals to advance EMS as an integral part of our nation's healthcare system.
"Healthcare changes and raised awareness of the EMS profession make it more important than ever for EMS advocates to educate legislative decision makers," says Don Lundy, NAEMT president. "Emergency medical professionals across the country should engage others in an effort to overcome today's challenges, while educating lawmakers for the continued advancement of EMS."
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EMS On The Hill Day Highlights:
March 25 - Meet with peer EMS professionals and attend an informative "Hill briefing" session, followed by a networking reception.
March 26 - Attend scheduled appointments with your Senate and House representatives and their staff on Capitol Hill. Discuss the challenges you face as an EMS professional and advocate the passage of important legislation before them. Following your visit, we invite you to a social debriefing event.
Don't miss the most important EMS advocacy event of the year! Register today!
The headquarters hotel for this event is:
Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005
You can reserve your room at the Washington Plaza Hotel here. Reservation deadline is February 28, 2014.
Key EMS legislation to discuss:
- H.R. 809, The Field EMS Quality, Innovation and Cost-Effectiveness Improvements Act (Field EMS Bill). Co-sponsored by House Members.
- H.R. 235, The Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act. Passed in the House.
Unable to attend EMS On The Hill Day?
You can still make your voice heard! Support EMS advocacy using the NAEMT ENGAGE! Online Legislative Service.
- Call/write your congressional leaders: simply locate the district offices of your congressional leaders and enter their ZIP codes to receive contact information.
E-mail congressional leaders: send an email directly from ENGAGE!.