The IAFC Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Section addresses fire-based EMS issues, and provides guidance and direction to the IAFC board and membership, as well as the federal government and other interest groups.
On June 11, the IAFC held the annual Fire-Rescue Med conference. The Heart Safe Community Awards and the James O. Page EMS Achievement Award were presented. The Page Award was presented to Chief Mike Metro, Ret. Chief Metro recently retired as the Chief Deputy of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and served on the EMS Section Board for 14 years. Chief Metro has made countless contributions to the EMS and fire service throughout his career. Read more about Chief Metro and his career online.
The IAFC and the PulsePoint Foundation also were excited to recognize the Harrisonburg (Virginia) Fire Department and the Chesapeake (Virginia) Fire Department as the 2021 recipients of the Heart Safe Community Awards. More information about these fire departments and their success in improving emergency cardiac care can be found online.
With over 1,600 members, the EMS Section is one of the IAFC's largest and offers a wealth of resources to members and the EMS community. Benefits of EMS Section Membership (pdf)
Dr. Michael McEvoy, Chief of EMS
Saratoga County, NY
Vance Riley, Fire Chief
Opposing EMS Degree Requirements
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