… at least we still have 4th of July fireworks at the National Mall
There are two events at the IAFC Fire-Rescue Med that make the conference unique. The EMS section business meeting and the Federal Roundtable.
The bi-annual business meeting provides the section members with an update on projects and initiatives. One of the most valuable aspects of the meeting is a report of the liason partners to the IAFC EMS Section. You get an up-to-the-minute snapshot of what is happening around fire-based ems.
Normally held the evening before the first general session, noticed that the always-present Drew Dawson from the U. S. Department of Transportation was not at the meeting.
The second event started a couple of years ago, a panel of federal representatives that have an impact on EMS. Coordinated by Chief John Sinclair, these sessions were great in understanding the nuances of federal ems involvement.
Sadly, the federal roundtable that was scheduled for this morning was cancelled. No funds for federal travel.
Mike "FossilMedic" Ward
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