Dave Page is one of the brightest stars in EMS today. He is smart, talented, focused, visionary and an amazing educator. My EMS news feeds picked up this story today:
Students get paid to learn to be lifesavers
It is win/win/win when we train people for careers, offer a hand to those who might not be able to afford it and expand diversity in EMS. I applaud Dave and his colleagues for his efforts in the Emergency Medical Services Academy.
I post this coinciding with the confirmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor for a reason. There is no place for discrimination of any kind--reverse, forward or otherwise in EMS. I would hate to see the issues surrounding the New Haven firefighters having a negative impact on any qualified individual in choosing to follow their passion into the emergency services.