Some of America’s first female paramedics represented the private ambulance services of Portland, Ore., in the mid-1970s. Their entry into the emerging field of prehospital cardiac care met resistance from patients and colleagues alike. Their success required exquisite care and thick skin.
In an original new film, Endlessly Persistent: The Story of America’s First Female Paramedics, EMS World gathers five of these earliest trailblazers for a frank roundtable discussion of the challenges, successes, and times they faced.
Join us at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, in rooms 338/339 at EMS World Expo in New Orleans for the debut screening of Endlessly Persistent. At 2:30 film star Eileen Filler—still an active provider in the Portland area—will join previously announced guests at the “Elevate, Not Escalate: Lessons From Women Leading the Way in EMS” panel discussion. Register now!