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FEATURE
Provided by Kent Johnson, President NEMSPA
While a number of members of the Na- EMS pilots.
tional EMS Pilots Association have been
involved and have made contributions to
Reason #2 – NEMSPA
NEMSPA’s activities through years, the
Needs Your Help
strength of numbers continues to be a In addition to the support that your
challenge for this EMS pilot’s profes- membership provides to NEMSPA’s pri-
sional organization. Regardless of the mary goal of promoting safety and avia-
number of awards obtained, initiatives tion best practices in air medical
launched and regulatory actions influ- operations, we could also use help from
enced, we believe we that our effective- We’ll give you six major reasons. members in a number of other areas.
ness will not rise to the level that we all These include the design and functionality
need and desire so long as there are so
Reason #1 – NEMSPA Is Your
of the NEMSPA web, management of
many EMS pilots who choose not to be
Professional Association
EMS pilot online discussion forums, mag-
involved, in some way or another, with NEMSPA is the sole organization that azine article production and review and a
the workings of the association that repre- speaks exclusively for EMS pilots. Its 12- greater involvement in the selection
sents them on a daily basis. That’s right, member board of directors consists of 12 process for the NEMSPA pilot of the year.
NEMSPA provides support and represen- active EMS pilots. Every voting member Do you have an interest or skill in a par-
tation to every EMS pilot in the nation, is an active EMS pilot. If you are an EMS ticular area and have a few extra hours
regardless of whether those pilots support pilot, NEMSPA is your organization and that you would occasionally contribute?
our efforts or not. is the primary platform available to you Let us know by emailing us at contac-
The NEMSPA board of directors is now to express your concerns and suggestions tus@nemspa.org.
directing more attention toward EMS pi- regarding the aviation component of air
lots who h ave not yet joined the associa- medical transport operations. It is an as-
Reason #3 – NEMSPA
tion. Many of these pilots might ask, “Why sociation representing EMS pilots that is
Needs Your Input
should I, as an EMS pilot, join NEMSPA”? managed and directed exclusively by In an effort to insure that our efforts
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