Several years ago The First There First Care Conference committee was introduced to an organization known as the Eagles. The Eagles are coalition of medical directors serving some of the largest municipalities throughout the United States, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific Rim.
This cadre of “celebrity” EMS medical directors is collectively responsible for supervision and direction of day-to-day emergency medical services protocols and training within their respective agencies, ensuring high quality, out-of-hospital care to tens of millions of citizens worldwide.
Since 2019 FTFC has welcomed the Eagles in partnership with the annual conference. These high-profile, medical decision-makers gather annually to exchange creative concepts, articulate bold new ideas, and offer insight into the future of EMS. Dubbed the “Gathering of Eagles” the First There First Care conference provides EMS practitioners with an open-door view into how medical protocol decisions are made.
First There First Care and Gathering of Eagles (FTFC&GOE) offers a number of opportunities to not only hear from, but engage with these leaders in EMS. Eagles Creek, Meet the Eagles, and the Gathering of Eagles program on Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16 provide a “James Webb Telescope-like” view into the future of the EMS profession.
“Knowing how to properly perform lifesaving skills is important,” said Chief Todd Draizin, Chair of the FTFC&GOE committee, “But knowing why those skills are performed and how they were developed brings the provider to an entirely different level.”
In February of 1998, Pittsburgh’s paramedic association asked Dr. Paul Pepe, the soon-to-be-named Commonwealth Medical Director for the state of Pennsylvania, to put on a “state-of-the-art” educational offering.
Following the first conference that year, one EMS-oriented member of the media remarked, “This is a Gathering of Eagles” . . .and the name stuck.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see your profession from an entirely different perspective. Register today at www.firsttherefirstcare.com.