Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dave Page strikes again

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.