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EMS Workforce Agenda for the Future in the Spotlight

The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that demand for EMS practitioners will grow 33% by 2020, making EMS among the top 10 fastest growing jobs over the next 10 years.

The ability of an EMS system to deliver high-quality prehospital emergency care depends on a qualified and capable workforce. “Several years ago, members of the EMS community expressed concern about the state of the EMS workforce, especially with regard to recruitment and retention and worker safety and health,” says EMS Specialist Gamunu “Gam” Wijetunge, with the NHTSA Office of EMS.

So how does an EMS agency go about finding and hiring that workforce?

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