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Have you ever considered serving on the board of directors for an EMS agency in your area? Before you consider
it, you should be aware of what a director is—and isn’t.
Unlike an operations position, which manages the day-to-day workings of an organization, the board of directors is all about leadership and governance. In “View from
the Top,” Allison J. Bloom, Esq., discusses what serving on a
board of directors involves, including how to set the tone
and direction for an organization by engaging in strategic
thinking and planning, and providing oversight of corporation management.
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The Laerdal Everyday Heroes photo and video contest is your chance to nominate an individual within your organization to be recognized for exemplary
service toward helping save lives. Check out their ad on JEMS.com or visit
their Everyday Heroes contest for submissions guidelines. All entries will
receive an Everyday Heroes t-shirt and pin. s laerdal.com/EverdayHeroes
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We’re looking for the EMS industry’s newest innovators, and we
need your help identifying them. The 2012 EMS 10: Innovators in EMS
award program, sponsored by JEMS and Physio-Control, Inc., seeks
to recognize 10 people who have stepped outside the box, identified a need and taken steps to advance the art and science of pre-hospital emergency care. If that sounds like someone you know,
nominate them before the Dec. 14 deadline. s jems.com/ems10
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