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Basics Needed?? ANYWHERE?? 5 Replies

Last reply by TAYLOR WRIGHT COLLINS Sep 14, 2010.

Patients Neglected by the Facility, What should we do? 6 Replies

Last reply by K C Jones Aug 18, 2009.

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Comment by Reginald Antonio Jenkins on February 1, 2013 at 11:53pm
Hello,My name is Reggie,I have been EMT for 30 years,and I recently retired from FDNY.I am planning a Storm Spotting trip to Tulsa ,Oklahoma in May 2013.All are welcome to establish a great friendship with me.I really love the Oklahoman Hospitality.
Comment by john thomas on May 22, 2010 at 4:24pm
Hey fellow Oklahomans! Looking for motorcycle enthusiasts that work in any facet of emergency service. If this is you check out the Wings of Life motorcycle group. It was founded after the LODD (line of duty death) of two Ardmore Paramedics in 2002. The website is www.wingsoflife.webs.com
Comment by K C Jones on February 2, 2010 at 8:48am
Join us for the first annual EMS on the Hill Day!
May 3-4, Washington, D.C.

NAEMT invites you to join with EMS professionals throughout the nation to advocate for EMS as part of the EMS community’s first coordinated effort to visit congressional leaders and staff on Capitol Hill. This annual event will:
- Include representation from EMS organizations in all sectors of the EMS community.
- Provide a consistent message to Congress on the key issues affecting EMS and EMS practitioners.
- Encourage and promote broad participation within the EMS community.
Program
May 3, 2010 (evening) — A pre-Hill Visit briefing will prepare participants for visiting their congressional leaders. All participants will receive Hill Visit Kits and appointment schedules.
May 4, 2010 (morning-afternoon) — Participants will visit the offices of congressional leaders to advocate for key EMS issues.
May 4, 2010 (evening) — NAEMT will host a reception for all EMS on the Hill Day participants, congressional leaders and staff, and federal agency staff.
To register or for more information, please go to http://www.naemt.org/advocacy/EMSontheHillDay.aspx.
Be there for EMS!
Comment by K C Jones on September 18, 2009 at 11:16am
Election time is here! Go to www.naemt.org and click of the Vote button and select you leadership.
Stay Safe!
KC Jones
Comment by jeffery luker on September 16, 2009 at 1:17am
thank you very much for your time and all the info.Ill go and take a look at you group.I know that if i stay in this line of work I need to get more involved and stop crying about notheing is geting done for us.
Comment by Rodney Johnson on September 15, 2009 at 1:08am
Jeffery, I am Rodney Johnson and I am the founder of Medic Institute a group of medics that are working for reform of the EMS system in Oklahoma. We are the group that introduced HB 1494 a $400.00 tax credit for EMTs in Oklahoma.

• We also introduced and passed HB 1717 that earmarked $20.00 from the personal EMT car tag to the EMT Death Benefit. This will add around $3800 a year should have to use the fund.
• We also lobbied and passed the EMT Death Benefit HB2693 in 2008.
• We introduced and passed HB1360 which made assault and battery on a medical care provider a felony.
• We introduced HB 2092 which later became SB 745 this bill protected the user of an AED from civil liability.
• Also SB 923 the Zachary Eckles and Luke Davis Automated External Defibrillators in Schools Act is among our victories. This law helps place AEDs in public schools.
• We fought hard to insure that EMTs had access to the new EMS development grant for tuition reimbursement.
• We also took on the EMS funding problem with HB1888 which is going to an interim study on Oct.8th at the State Capitol. I hope you can attend.

We do have a lot of victories, but we also have a couple of bills that we lost.

• One is HJR 1014 another funding bill that would have removed the 3 mill cap on property tax for 522 Ambulance Districts.
• And I know you and I hate to hear it but HB1494 is not going to pass due to the budget problems the state is having.

Our group started with just four people in Fed. 2007, we now have around 150 members. We are in the process of updating our website and hope to have that finished this week. We are also looking at what Medic Institute will be working on in the coming year. We would love to have your input. Please join us we need everyone’s help. www.medicinstitute.org
Comment by jeffery luker on September 14, 2009 at 9:10pm
I just went to www.okhouse.gov and found that hb1537 did pass on 2/19/09 with 10 yeas and 0 nays.Still havent found anything about hb1494 yet but I havent given up yet.
Comment by jeffery luker on September 14, 2009 at 8:53pm
thanks for the help ill have to go take a look there.Ill let you all know what I find out.hb1537 looks like it passed but the way it layed out Im not sure if it will avail. this year or nest.
Comment by Harvey Conner on September 12, 2009 at 11:58pm
Check out Medic Institute.org website . It will have the latest info on new legislation in Oklahoma.
Comment by Jacine Keith on September 12, 2009 at 1:37pm
Jeffrey, Im not certain, I have not heard anything about it. If anyone else has, I am certainly curious as well.
 

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