AAA Seeks Perspectives on EMS Diversity & Inclusion

As the demographics of our nation change, it becomes ever more essential  for  emergency medical services to foster a  diverse and inclusive workplace more representative of the communities that we serve. To support this mission, the American Ambulance Association seeks tips, ideas, and perspectives from our membership on best practices for attracting, recruiting, and retaining the EMS workforce of tomorrow.

For this project, we are using the word “diversity” to refer to characteristics including—but not limited to—race, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic class, disability, and/or age.

While we are truly appreciative of all responses, AAA especially welcomes the perspectives of those who are themselves members of groups historically less represented in the EMS  workforce.

If you would like to contribute your thoughts to this project, please complete our short form below.  You do not need to disclose your identity if you do not wish to do so.

2020 EMS Diversity & Inclusion Perspectives

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Amanda Riordan

Amanda joined the American Ambulance Association as Director of Membership in May of 2015. She has ten years of progressive experience in non-profit membership development, marketing, operations, and credentialing. Most recently, she managed the membership acquisition and retention team at the Association for Talent Development (formerly the American Society for Training and Development). She is most interested in helping organizations use marketing, technology, and content strategy to drive engagement and growth.