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NAEMT MOURNS A GREAT LOSS

Manifold NAEMT Deeply Mourns the Passing of Craig A. Manifold, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, FAEMS

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our esteemed NAEMT Medical Director, Dr. Craig Manifold.

Dr. Manifold was a true and dear friend to all EMS practitioners in the civilian and military sectors.  He devoted countless hours of volunteer service to strengthening the EMS profession through his work in education and advocacy.  Dr. Manifold served on the NAEMT Board of Directors as Medical Director, as the chair of the NAEMT Military Relations Committee, Editor of the AMLS 3rd edition textbook, as an advisor on many EMS issues, and as a mentor and dear friend.

Brigadier General (Ret)(Bvt)(Dr) Manifold leaves behind a tremendous legacy within the EMS community. He actively participated in many organizations to advance EMS— including the American College of Emergency Physicians, the National Associations of EMS Physicians, the Special Operations Medical Association, the Metropolitan EMS Medical Directors (“Eagles”) Global Alliance, and the National Registry of EMTs, at which he was serving as a member of the Board.  As an advocate on behalf of Paramedics and EMTs, he helped to educate members of Congress on the critical service EMS practitioners provide to their patients and communities.  He was a true patriot on and off the battlefield, seeking to unite people and organizations in the interest of providing better medical care.

Dr. Manifold served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Health Sciences, School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and as a Medical Director for several EMS agencies in the San Antonio area. He also served as a Joint Surgeon for the Texas Air National Guard, and Commander for the 149th Medical Group of the Texas Air National Guard in San Antonio, until his retirement last year.  He was devoted to advancing military medicine and the military medics who served our country.

Dr. Manifold has left a lasting imprint around the globe and his contributions will live on.  We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

View Memories and Pictures: https://www.facebook.com/groups/328142941790947/about/

In lieu of flowers, the family has established a scholarship fund to honor their dad’s amazing passion for EMS/Fire and education. The scholarship fund will bless young future EMS/Fire students.

Dr. Craig Manifold Scholarship Fund:
Broadway National Bank
P.O. Box 17001
San Antonio,TX 78217
Checks Made Payable to: District 7 Fire and Rescue

Memorial Services:
September 30, 2020 at 1300
Community Bible Church in San Antonio

 

STROKE AWARENESS

Stroke Awareness 

With hospitals around the country reporting a recent drop in the number of stroke cases arriving in their emergency rooms, health experts suspect that fear of COVID-19 may be causing people to avoid going to the hospital and calling 911 for non-COVID related medical emergencies, like stroke. Learn more

NEW AGENCY MEMBERS

EMS AGENCY

We are pleased to welcome new NAEMT Agency members to the NAEMT family. It is our honor to represent and serve you:  Acadian Ambulance Service, Lafayette, LA; Cavalier County Memorial Hospital and Clinics, Langdon, ND; Clinton Medical Transport, Wilmington, OH; First Medical Response of Texas, Inc., Austin, TX; Medical Express Ambulance Service, Inc., Skokie, IL; Monroe Township Fire Department, Johnstown, OH; Northwest Community Health, Tomball, TX; Seals Ambulance, Indianapolis, IN; Survival Team EMS, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and ValueCare Ambulance, Zanesville, OH.

NAEMT Agency Membership provides EMS agencies with an affordable package of employee benefits. NAEMT Agency members can maximize their purchasing power through product discounts and team-based management resources. Learn more.


 

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