Rob Lawrence

Rob Lawrence

Rob Lawrence is chief operating officer of the Richmond (VA) Ambulance Authority. Before coming to the USA in 2008 to work with RAA, he held the same position with the English county of Suffolk as part of the East of England Ambulance Service. He is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and served in the Royal Army Medical Corps. After a 22-year military career in many prehospital and evacuation leadership roles, Rob joined the National Health Service, initially as the Commissioner of Ambulance Services in the East of England. He later served with the East Anglian Ambulance Service as director of operations. He is also a member of the EMS World editorial advisory board.

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La Administración Federal de Aviación (FAA) exige que los aeropuertos lleven a cabo ensayos a escala completa de su Plan de Emergencia de Aeropuerto (AEP) cada tres años.
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There is no downside to telephone CPR/dispatch life support—it should be the standard of care
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Bad e-mail habits may limit your ability to communicate.
With not a bagpipe or honor guard in sight, the SMACC conference set off with a bang, literally.

This sort of event could only happen in a town like this! The much tweeted, much anticipated SMACC Chicago exploded into energetic life at McCormick Place on Chicago's lakeside at the end of June. SMACC - Social Media And Critical Care, is an online, social media tour de force that exists in the twittersphere 24/7 as the worlds critical care deliverers use the global medium of Free Open Access Medical Education #FOAM to educate, enlighten, enthuse and podcast.

How to improve organizational performance and deliver clinical excellence.
A look at EMS leaders around the world
Lessons for EMS from recent disasters and mass gatherings.
Safe driving is a priority for Richmond Ambulance Authority crews