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NAEMT Launches New EMS Lighthouse Leadership Mentor Program

Jan 20, 2022

Dear Members,

NAEMT Lighthouse LeadershipAs one of the early visionaries in our field, the late James O. Page, who some refer to as the father of modern EMS, once said: “As the next few years come and go in our field, one of the most common words in our vocabulary will become obsolete. That word is management. In this new age, managers will fail while leaders excel. People will refuse to be managed but will hunger for leadership.” In this era marked by EMS workforce shortages and burnout, truer words were never spoken.

In the spirit of Jim’s vision, NAEMT has today launched the EMS Lighthouse Leadership mentor program, which will pair up-and-coming EMS professionals with mentors who are experienced EMS leaders. Selected participants will be matched with mentors who possess the specific knowledge and leadership experience to guide them in developing a personal career strategy with action steps to achieve their career goals.

The program will provide mentees with an expanded professional network, valuable insight into all aspects of the EMS industry, and a reservoir of leadership expertise to tap into.

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In addition to advice on education and professional development, mentors will also give mentees the gift of time. They will help their mentees develop the principle-centered leadership qualities that can inspire and motivate others to follow their example and do their best for them.

Active or Associate NAEMT members interested in participating will need to submit an application and may be asked to participate in an interview. You can learn more about the Lighthouse Leadership program and access the application here.


Bruce Evans, MPA, NRP, CFO, SPO
President, NAEMT