We are pleased to announce that we have added support staff to assist us in our efforts to continue to advance SCEMSA and meet our objectives to address unmet needs.
First, please join me in welcoming Emily Keeney as our special consultant to assist with expanding the EMS presence in high school and career centers. We recognize that awareness of EMS career options begins in high school and the K-12 systems have specific processes and procedures that must be navigated correctly in order to be successful. As such, Emily comes to us with a wealth of knowledge about how these systems function as well as knowledge of potential funding options. It is our intent to publish a current assessment of existing programs as well as a “roadmap/toolkit” for expansion. If you are currently engaged in or interested in developing a high school EMT program and would like to learn more, please contact Henry Lewis directly.
Next, our webmaster Mary Napier has increased her involvement with the SCEMSA and is now our membership/communications specialist. She will help coordinate the workforce initiatives and facilitate better contact with you on our behalf. She will also be assisting with member services and communications. Mary is active with numerous State EMS Associations and will be able to assist us in better serving your needs. You can contact her at email@example.com and her contact information has been added to our leadership tab on our website.
The Workforce Development Committee and the SCEMSA Board are pleased to announce that we have officially consigned Flock and Rally as our marketing firm to begin our statewide recruitment campaign. This Columbia based company emerged as the best option for meeting our marketing needs and will begin working on our marketing strategies in the coming weeks. The Workforce Development Committee vetted numerous firms, strategies, and options prior to making their recommendation. The plan for recruitment is multifaceted and includes social media geo fencing, targeted marketing, creation of a toolkit that can be adapted for local services, and is expandable to traditional options such as billboards and television or radio.