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Watch CPSM’s Matt Zavadsky Provide EMS Expertise to Congressional House Ways and Means Committee

CPSM’s subject matter expert on Emergency Medical Services, Matt Zavadsky, was invited to provide testimony to the Congressional House Ways and Means Committee hearing on March 18, 2024, focusing on access to emergency medical care. Watch Matt’s presentation for informative dialogue with members of the committee that hold jurisdiction on federal legislation for items such…

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Why Pennsylvania paramedics say ‘EMS is dying’

The state budget includes a $20.7 million increase to ambulance reimbursement rates, but EMS agencies say much more is needed. by Gillian McGoldrick | Aug. 30, 2023 HARRISBURG — Emergency medical services are the only first responders that most Pennsylvanians don’t pay toward until they call 911. And EMS agencies are warning that they might not…

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Top 5 takeaways from NAEMT’s first national survey of EMS agencies

A national survey reveals EMS economic and operations redesigns that would have been considered heresy just years ago By: CPSM’s Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT Ask any EMS clinician or leader, and they will tell you – many EMS systems across the U.S., regardless of provider type, are on life support. Workforce shortages, skyrocketing costs, supply…

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Otsego County EMS Reaches Crossroads – Part II: Recent Reports

By TED MEBUST for AllOstego.com The New York State Emergency Medical Services Council’s “2023 EMS Agenda for Future,” released last month, inspected challenges involved in supplying EMS delivery by creating topic-specific subgroups to study agencies, education, government, support, operations, hospitals and staffing. The Center for Public Safety Management’s recent “EMS Services Delivery Report” did the…

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Is EMS-on-demand the next big transformation for the profession?

By CPSM’s Matt Zavadsky You’ve likely heard the term or read the book, “Emergency Medical Services at the Crossroads,” but the reality of that concept has never been more salient than it is right now. For many EMS agencies, the current headwinds of response volumes being at an all-time high amid staffing challenges are forcing…

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Culture shift: Reducing lights and siren vehicle operation

Resources to dispel 3 myths about hot response to improve clinician, patient and community safety By Douglas F. Kupas, MD, EMT-P, FAEMS; and CPSM’s Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT In early 2022, 14 international EMS, patient safety, quality and fire associations released a joint position statement encouraging EMS systems to reduce the incidence of lights and…

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The EMS workforce: Critical condition!

Why right-sizing EMS response is crucial to increasing pay and improving work-life balance By Matt Zavadsky and Robert Luckritz The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians’ 2022 EMS Worker Engagement Survey should be a Klaxon for EMS and community leaders across the country. This report is a treasure trove of insights that, on the one hand,…

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FREE WEBINAR: Transforming Law Enforcement to Address Public Health

Equity and Inclusion/Social Justice: ICMA Community Conversations

Marchers in the street are demanding that communities re-evaluate what is being spent on policing. Are there better alternatives?

Let’s start with the roadmaps that are out there. National law enforcement experts will discuss the 21st Century Policing report prepared by The President’s Task Force in May 2015. They will look at the history which led up to the report and cover highlights that remain applicable today.

But for communities that want to look at reforming, improving, or “defunding” police in various tasks –  they”ll also discuss how go about it, i.e, reallocating some police resources to bring in social workers, EMS responders, mental health specialists, and other professionals able to respond to emergency calls.


Tom Wieczorek, Director, Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM)


Matt Fulton, Vice President, POLCO, National Citizen Survey/National Research Center

Deputy Chief Wayne Hiltz, B.S., former Interim Chief of Police, Pasadena and Irwindale Police Department, California

Chief Demosthenes M. Long, ED.D, J.D., M.A., Associate, Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM)

Leonard Matarese,  Director, Research and Development, Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM)

Chief John E. Perez, Chief of Police, City of Pasadena, California

Matt Zavadsky, President, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)

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CPSM’s Zavadsky Leads EMS Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

CPSM Senior Associate Matt Zavadsky has been working in emergency medical services for 41 years, but the nature of his work is thrusting him into the spotlight in a unique way this year as our nation confronts the COVID-19 pandemic. Zavadsky is well-positioned to know what is happening in emergency medical response services on a…

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