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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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Hey, readers: it’s already March 1! Have you locked in your Early Bird rates for EMS World Expo? The conference is a month earlier this year, and I know how we tend to procrastinate. Consider…
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