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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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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…
EMS advocates gathered this morning on Capitol Hill at the first meeting of the Congressional EMS Caucus. Chaired by Rep. Timothy Walz of Minnesota, the EMS Caucus convened a variety of EMS advocates…
When a group of Michigan clinicians and researchers set a goal of doubling the state’s sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survival rate over the next three years, they knew it would take a team of dedicated…
Another EMS World Expo is in the books. Las Vegas gave us a warm welcome and a gracious hosting. With the tragic events of October 1 on everyone’s minds, we remain dedicated to advancing the…
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