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Thursday, November 1 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Wide Open Spaces: Lessons in Rural EMS Leadership

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The struggles of rural EMS and healthcare can be difficult to navigate and overcome. This session will discuss the challenges of rural EMS and provide valuable and tangible information that rural leaders can build upon in their agency. The value of community stakeholders in any EMS service and how these speakers obtain community support for their projects will be explored. The speakers will offer examples of successes and failures in developing their systems, and will discuss the importance of challenging the status quo and building a system around positive patient outcomes and sustainability.

avatar for Jared Oscarson, NRP, FACPE

Jared Oscarson, NRP, FACPE

EMS Director, Dodge Center Ambulance
Jared Oscarson is the EMS Director at Dodge Center Ambulance, a community-based ambulance with a combination of paid and volunteer staff in Dodge Center, Minnesota. His 13 years of experience in EMS working as a Paramedic include high-volume ALS, rural hospital-based EMS and air medical... Read More →
avatar for Pat Songer, NREMT-P, BS, FACPE

Pat Songer, NREMT-P, BS, FACPE

Senior Vice President of Operations, Ready Responders
Pat Songer, NREMT-P, BS, FACPE, has been involved in EMS since 1990. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations for Ready Responders. Previously, he served as EMS Chief for UCHealth EMS in Fort Collins, CO.  UCHealth EMS responds to over 30,000 calls each year... Read More →

Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
Room 205C