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John W. Magyar
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Recruitment, Retention & Reimbursement (RR&R)Issues in EMS
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John W. Magyar Dec 17, 2008.


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Primary Agency/Department Type
Volunteer Fire/EMS Department, Private EMS
Primary Department/Agency Name
EMTS CORP. , Montgomery Vol. Fire Dept., Muncy Twp. Vol.Fire Co.
Department/Agency Web Site
Years in EMS/Public Safety
44 (Updated 1-5-2011)
Other Past or Current Departments
USN Hospital Corps, Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, Post 617 Ambulance, Wmspt. C-D, Montgomery VFD, Muncy Twp. VFC, EMTS Corp. Amb.
Past Pres. & Board of American Assn. of Trauma Specialists
Past Pres. Lycoming County EMT Assn.
Founder & Past Pres. Pa. EMT Assn.
Past Board member - Pa. Ambulance & EMT Assn.
Rep. Lycoming County EMS Council - Current
Past Member - Pa. EHS Council
Past Evaluator for National Reg. of EMTs
Northcentral Terrorism Task Force - Past
LTS EMS Strike Team Coordinator -Past
Past Amb. Capt, Sec,Treas. of MVFC & MVFC Relief Assn.
Pres/CEO/Chief EMTS Corp., Amb. Assn of Pa.
My Training:
Pre-med. NWMSC and Bucknell U, Navy Corpsman, Neuropsychiatric Tech, Aviation Med,. Tech, Med. Research Tech, EMT-A, B, I & D. AHA CPR Instr.,Pa DOH EMT Instr.,PHTLS, Pa. Fire Academy Ed. Methodology & ProBoard, EVOC Instr., ARC Instructor and numerous other certs. in Fire, EMS & Rescue.
About Me
Currently Life Member of Montgomery Vol. Fire Dept. (Fire/Rescue/EMS), Active Member Muncy Twp. VFC/Amb.
Pres/CEO of EMTS Corp. Ambulance Service & Excel Billing/Consulting,
Chmn., Recruitment, Retention & Reimbursement Committee, Lycoming County EMS Council, LTS EMS Strike Team, NCTTF, Instructor: Pa. Dept. of Health; Pa. Fire Academy;EVOC, ARC

I'm married to my first love, Roxanne, Afterall !!! We have 5 grown sons and 9 wonderful grandkids. (And now ya know why they call me Papa John) We enjoy family gatherings, especially at our river lot at the Boat Club. We all enjoy boating, jet skiing and other outdoor sports with the family. 2 of our sons (JJ & Mike) are Paramedics and are in this group. They are 3rd generation Fire/Rescue/EMS.

Personally I enjoy teaching, writing and managing our family businesses. Before I leave this world and join my old friend Kline DeWire in EMS heaven, I want to write a book about my lifetime career in EMS and all the great people I've met along the way. It may not be on the best sellers list but will be a good read for anyone with a passion for EMS. With a little luck, I may get JJ and Mike to co-author.

"Be Careful Out There and don't EVER let anyone tell you that patient care is just a business. Real patient care comes from the heart!!!"
Day Job
EMTS CORP. Ambulance Service, Excel Billing & Consulting, Paramedex, Inc.
Personal Site/Profile
I Love Being in EMS Because
I'm hooked and too old to get out now.Besides, I helped deliver baby EMS in 71.
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NEW Regulation For EMS from FTC - "RED FLAG RULE"

Hot News for EMS !!!
I was just notified by our EMS attorneys (Page, Wolfberg & Wirth) that the Federal Trade Commission is now going to require ambulance services to comply with FTC's new regulations regarding identity theft prevention. The Deadline for compliance is May1, 2009. The "official" name for this is the "Red Flag Rule".
If you want to read more, here is the link:

Posted on January 18, 2009 at 11:57am — 2 Comments

To ALL EMS Personnel - See AEMS Group Page (Advocates for EMS)

I just added a comment to the AEMS (Advocates for EMS) group under the Discussion "Your 2009 EMS Wish List". AEMS is a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. that has a lobbying group. AEMS is our unified voice to our federal elected officials. Please visit the AEMS group page and comment at

Tell AEMS what you want to see happen in 2009. Encourage all of your coworkers in EMS to add their comments as well. Alone we don't have much chance… Continue

Posted on January 16, 2009 at 4:16am

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At 8:40am on March 3, 2009, Nancy Butts said…
Thanks for the invite. I look forward to reading them! He will be 7 soon. He loves to go to the fire hall to see the big trucks.
At 6:14pm on January 28, 2009, Steve Wilson said…
Thanks John. Still figuring out where people are leaving comments. Christmas was good. Hope all is well with you.
At 11:42am on January 3, 2009, Heather said…
Hi John! Happy New Year! Yes, we just added a cost analysis that is both a survey and a tool for figuring out the cost to provide ambulance service. I will announce it's availability and request that each service fill in the information. This is the survey that I mentioned when Don and I presented at the EMS council meeting. I will add the information to the discussion group on Tuesday also. I am going to be out of the office on Monday, which is why I am waiting until Tuesday so that I am here....just in case. Thanks! Hope all is well with you.
At 1:54pm on January 2, 2009, Jason Zielewicz said…
Pete was just in town on leave, left today 1/2 for Camp Pendleton. He's doing Ok, next time I talk to him, I'll ask him about joining the group.
At 10:13pm on December 21, 2008, Kevin T. Niedzwiecki said…
Thanks John. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas also.
At 2:19pm on December 11, 2008, Angie Taylor said…
first of all, if you write a book, I'm buying it. no doubt. ESPECIALLY if your sons co-author. Mike and JJ shaped my ALS career and I guess I have you to thank for it.

second, i was wondering if, in your years of buying equipment for EMS applications, you've come across any information about motorized stretchers and any statistics about safety and usefulness. it's just a curiosity to me.

thanks in advance, and keep up the strong work. :)
At 9:03am on December 10, 2008, Heather Harrison said…
Thanks John
At 11:31am on December 9, 2008, Ann Klinger said…
Thanks John for inviting me.
At 12:36am on December 9, 2008, Julie Rodak said…
Thank you! =)
At 4:02pm on December 8, 2008, Darla G Dusel said…
Thanks for the welcome and the invitation to join. Interesting article you wrote on RR&R...
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