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Hilary Gates, MAEd, NRP

Hilary Gates, MAEd, NRP, is the senior editorial and program director for EMS World. She is a volunteer paramedic in Alexandria, Va., and teaches in the School of Education at American University in Washington, D.C. She began her career as a volunteer EMT with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad in Montgomery County, Md. Gates has experience as a community paramedic, EMS educator, symposium presenter, and quality improvement trainer.

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My aunt is a caregiver. Her husband, my uncle and mom’s brother, has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. He’s had it for almost 20 years, and in that time I’ve watched my aunt adapt to each new…
Editor's note: 'Voices of EMS World' is a weekly blog authored by the EMS World editorial staff. We welcome your feedback in the Comments section at the end of the article. My aunt is a caregiver.…
El sindicato del Departamento de Bomberos de la localidad de Alexandria (AFD por sus siglas en inglés) recibió un cheque por $15,000 USD en octubre pasado. Ésta acción benéfica fue realizada por un…
Denmark’s small population (5.75 million) and land size (16,500 sq. mi., about the size of Maryland) might be one of the reasons its nationalized EMS system can focus on collaboration, high…
When the leaders of Oklahoma’s Oologah-Talala EMS (OTEMS) decided to order four transit-style Type II ambulances in a complete redesign of their previous box truck-style units, they knew getting…
Does the average layperson understand the difference between an EMT and a paramedic? Does the term “Emergency Medical Services” describe sufficiently the changing nature of the profession? Does the…
Visit or live in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam, and you’ll find a densely crowded urban environment that lives and moves with the pace and frenzy of any other big city. What you won’t necessarily…
Watch the live video of the announcement in Washington, D.C., attended by EMS World. A historic announcement today from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS): EMS providers will finally be…
The handwritten, one-page letter arrived at Alexandria, Va.’s Firehouse 208 in November. It began, You all might not remember me at all, but in the morning of July 12, 2016, you saved my life.…
When a major storm is coming, hospitals try hard to stay open, have their staff shelter in place, and not evacuate their patients. That is why preplanning, extensive training, and review of past…
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