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Calling all Illinois EMS Personnel and Supporters - We Need your Help!

by Anne S. on Thursday, November 29, 2012

PLEASE JOIN US TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR EMS IN ILLINOIS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SPRINGFIELD ON DECEMBER 4

WHAT

Press conference announcing a new coalition to support EMS in IL. The coalition will back legislative efforts to:

  • Designate EMS as an essential service in Illinois
  • Secure additional resources and funding for EMS in Illinois
  • Update rules and regulations to help EMS do its lifesaving work

EMS personnel are asked to please show up in uniform

WHEN and WHERE
All events will take place at the Illinois State Capitol complex in Springfield, IL on Tuesday, December 4.
· 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Lunch provided – Room M1, first floor of the Stratton Building, just west of the Capitol Building – If you are planning to attend the lunch, please RSVP to Alex Meixner at alex.meixner@heart.org.
· 12:50 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Gather in the first-floor rotunda in the Capitol building
· 1 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.: Press conference

WHY

Over the past year, the IL House EMS Task Force has held hearings throughout the state to receive testimony on issues facing EMS. The recommendations made at those hearings, which include increased funding for EMS services and reforms designed to make it easier for EMS agencies to provide quality care, have now been put on paper in the form of the House EMS Task Force Report, released last 11/20/12.  In response to the release of this report, a coalition of EMS providers and stakeholders is forming to support legislative efforts to turn those recommendations into realities.  The sole purpose of this coalition is to build political support for EMS, and we need your help to get it off to a strong start. 

TO RSVP: please email Alex Meixner with the American Heart Association at alex.meixner@heart.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION: please visit www.yourethecure.org/Illinois to review the EMS Task Force report and to receive status updates and action alerts on EMS issues. You can also find a list of your legislators and their contact information on this site so you can stay in touch with them on the EMS issues that matter to you.

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