On March 5-6, 2013, EMS professionals from across the nation attended EMS on the Hill Day in Washington, D.C. Now in its fourth year and hosted by NAEMT, EMS on the Hill Day is the only national EMS advocacy event open to all EMS professionals.
More than 195 EMS professionals from 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico attended. Here are a few photos from the event.
Members of the Kansas delegation with Senator Jerry Moran.
Members of the Tennessee delegation with Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker.
Members of the Wisconsin delegation attended.
Representatives of the National Association of EMS Educators participated in the event.
The North Carolina delegation advocated for EMS: Chief Skip Kirkwood, EMT-P, Wake County EMS,
Cynthia Hall, RN/EMT-B, Haywood County Rescue Squad,
Lt. E. Paul Roberts, NREMT-P, CCEMTP, NuCare Ambulance.
EMS on the Hill Day included pre-visit informational sessions.
NAEMT President Connie Meyer presented Jimmy Johnson of the American Ambulance Association
with the Spirit of EMS Award for AAA's collaboration on EMS of the Hill Day 2012.
Members of the Florida delegation were set to meet with their Congressional representatives.
Delaware State EMS Association President John Adams and Secretary W. Mike McMichael III visited
the capitol and their Congressional representatives on March 21, 2012.
NAEMT Advocacy Chair Jim Judge, 2012 grant winner E. Paul Roberts
and NAEMT President Connie Meyer.
The Pennsylvania delegation met with Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick.
Andrew Jackson, EMT-P, EMS Chief/Director of PC EMS, McNabb, Ill., met with Congressman Aaron Schock.
2012 grant winner Ryan Greenberg, EMS Division Chief, Hackensack University Medical Center,
and Rob Luckritz, Director of Governmental Affairs for Jersey City Medical, on the steps of the capitol.
AAA's Jimmy Johnson and NAEMT's Connie Meyer recognized
Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD, for his support of EMS.