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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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The unveiling on September 20 of the full draft of the EMS Agenda 2050 brought to Washington, D.C., a variety of EMS dignitaries, from NHTSA Office of EMS officials to key leaders in the field, from…
“Adapt, improvise, and overcome”: It’s a mantra we often hear in EMS. We are taught that our profession demands flexibility, creativity, and grit. Veterans preach this to their rookies, and…
Ready Responders hopes to redefine house call with EMS providers and nurses helping patients who don’t have a medical emergency but still want to be evaluated for nonemergency complaints. With the…
May 28—Riding my bike more than 180 miles over three days in the pouring rain gave me more energy than I ever thought I’d have.  Energy to keep moving forward, to help change EMS, to proffer…
It’s been more than 20 years since publication of the landmark Emergency Medical Services Agenda for the Future—about time to update it, wouldn’t you say? That process has been underway for a while…
The name of the game at the FDNY’s Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC) is realism in training. Providing the best training experience possible requires the coordinated effort of many teams,…
When the Alexandria Fire Department’s (AFD) local union received a check for $15,000 last October, it was inspired by a patient whose life had been saved by firefighters and medics eight months…
“Car vs. bicycle.” “Fall from height, unresponsive.” “Shooting victim.” “Motorcycle crash.” These are some of the dispatches we hear, the calls we run, and the traumas we see. For EMS providers…
After a hugely successful EMS World Expo in Las Vegas last October, it’s not too early to think about what you want to teach (or learn) in Nashville in 2018. Did you attend a session whose topic…
The recipient of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation’s People Saving People award is an Illinois teenager named Brendan Gould, who saved his dad’s life with CPR.  Brendan was at home in…
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