EMS Newsletter – December 2020

Written by: Jim Jones

Assistant Chief - EMS | Licensed Paramedic

January 25, 2021


“If you develop yourself, you can experience personal success.  If you develop a team, your organization can experience growth.  If you develop leaders, your organization can achieve explosive growth.”

Most leaders are naturally impatient, and they want to move fast to see the vision fulfilled.  Good leaders assess where an organization is, project where it needs to be, and develop ideas about how to get it there.  The conflict begins when the organization or people lag behind these leaders and their visions.  This dynamic commonly creates tension and conflict through change management in the organizational culture.  To truly maximize your organizational potential and ease these tensions, you need to develop an organization of leaders.

Contemplate that statement for a minute and consider these differences in a leader who attract followers and a leader who develops other leaders.

  • Leaders who attract followers, need to be needed.  Leaders who develop leaders, want to be succeeded.
  • Leaders who attract followers, develop the bottom 20 percent.  Leaders who develop leaders, develop the top 20 percent.
  • Leaders who attract followers, treat everyone the same.  Leaders who develop leaders, treat individuals differently.
  • Leaders who attract followers, spend time with others.  Leaders who develop leaders, invest time in others.
  • Leaders who attract followers, grow by addition.  Leaders who develop leaders, grow by multiplication.
  • Leaders who attract followers, impact only the people they touch.  Leaders who develop leaders, impact people beyond their reach.

While both leadership styles are important in different settings, leaders who develop other leaders multiply their organizational growth and potential.  When you add 10 followers to an organization, you harness the power of 10 people.  However, when you add 10 leaders to an organization, you harness the power of the 10 leaders multiplied by their followers and other leaders they influence.

Growth and success through teams instead of individuals helps unlock potentials impossible for one leader to accomplish alone.  Who do we want to really be, the leader who is so valuable that you can’t be replaced, or the leader who builds other leaders to eventually replace you?  I propose that we constantly strive to implement leadership development in all aspects of our operations from credentialing, training, and daily operations.  We are blessed here because you are all leaders so let’s continue to teach, train, mentor, and build each other to harness that explosive growth.

**Reference:  Maxwell, John C. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008.

EMS Billing Charts

Our EMS billing collections total for the month of December is currently $52,637.52. This represents a 123% increase from December 2019.

Our 2020 Year to date collection total is $474,150.55.  This represents a 108% increase from this same time period in 2019.

This chart demonstrates the income collected through the collections company activities.  September saw a collection income of $1,493.00 with an annual collected total of $13,212.14.

Active 911 Responses

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November saw 34 primary fire responses and 169 primary medical responses as defined by the Active 911 System. This represents an annual total of 2388 fire and ems events to date.

EMS Training Events

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  • No scheduled training events were conducted in December.

Credentialing Article

Phase I (3rd Rider) employees include:

  • Part Time – J. McMillan (FF/Basic)
  • Part Time – K. Sanderson (FF/Basic)
  • Part Time – A. Marshall (Paramedic)
  • Part Time – J. Blanchard (FF/AEMT)
  • Volunteer – J. Constance (EMT)

Phase II (Mentorship) employees include:

  • Full Time – D. Bogue (Paramedic)
  • Full Time – D. Silva (FF/Paramedic)
  • Full Time – C. Miller (FF/Paramedic)

EMS Supply Reports

Remaining Line Item Funds:

EMS Operating Supply: $N/A

EMS New Equipment: $N/A

EMS Repair and Testing: $N/A

Quality Improvement

Our team completed QA reviews on 82% of all medical calls for the month of December. Keep up the great job!


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I would like to congratulate the following personnel:

  • Justin Hamilton

Mr. Hamilton has embraced a lifestyle promoting physical fitness and transformed himself in the process.  In addition to his personal accomplishments, Mr. Hamilton has also encouraged and assisted others in their own journey to better physical fitness including mentorship of our new employees.

Excellent Job sir and keep up the great work!!

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