In August 2010, three major fire organizations — the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, commonly known as the Metro Chiefs — issued an advisory to their members concerning recent...
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Many agree that Cincinnati, Dallas and Los Angeles are just the start of something bigger to come, as 40 million people are added to the insurance rolls over the next several years because of the landmark healthcare legislation that was signed by President Obama in March. Most of the uninsured are in metropolitan areas and those markets will be prime picking for the likes of AMR.
GARY LUDWIG, MS, EMT-P, a Firehouse® contributing editor, is a deputy fire chief with the Memphis, TN, Fire Department. He has 33 years of fire-rescue experience. Ludwig is chair of the EMS Section for the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), was appointed to the National EMS Advisory Council by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and is a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) EMS Standing Committee. Ludwig has a master's degree in business and management and is a licensed paramedic. He is a frequent speaker at fire and EMS conferences nationally and internationally and can be reached through his website at www.garyludwig.com.