Executive Director California Ambulance Association Stevenson Ranch, California
2020 highlighted the need for all associations and trade organizations that advocate for the EMS industry to come together with one voice and purpose. What followed was generally agreed as an unprecedented event - unity of purpose across associations all pulling in the same direction for the good of the EMS order. Rob Lawrence will describe how publicity, partnership and politics are necessary requirements to ensure our beloved vocation is both noted and supported from the local, Board of Supervisor level to the elected officials on Capitol Hill. Learn how to play your part in giving EMS a voice!
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Understand the routes to advocacy and local, state, and National levels
Identify ways and means to ensure the story and work of your EMS System to assist with politics and the associated maintenance of funding and ultimately livlihood
Understand the value of partnerships. Learn that first to agree on when you disagree on then move past and onwards is a key activity