Join an AAA Committee! (Deadline Feb 4)

The American Ambulance Association is driven by the passion and commitment of its volunteer leaders. Have you considered becoming a member of one of our committees? If so, please submit the form below to apply. Committee chairs will receive the list of interested parties on February 5, and new members will be notified by the end of February. Thanks so much for considering sharing your time with fellow AAA members.

2016 EMS Leadership Academy, Including a NEW Executive Level Retreat!

SafeTech Solutions’ Leadership and Supervisor Academies are featuring several courses in 2016 designed to encourage and develop leadership and management among the EMS community. Please join your peers at the following stimulating programs: EMS Leadership Academy [quote_right]”I had the opportunity to participate in Level I and Level II thus far, and without a doubt this was the best leadership training and education I have ever received in my over 25 years of participating in professional development seminars. I cannot wait to participate in Level III and IV in 2016.”           — Maria Bianchi                             Executive Vice President, AAA [/quote_right] A dynamic four-level, 60-hour educational program designed for current & future leaders, focusing on developing leadership skills, creating vision, getting people to follow you & managing organizational & cultural change. EMS Supervisor Academy An intense, three-level, 60-hour immersive experiential education program to develop frontline EMS supervisors who are key facilitators of high employee engagement & operational success. Executive-Level Retreat (New for 2016!) The practice of leadership never stops. Great leaders continue to take time for their growth and development. This two-day retreat is an opportunity to meet with other Leadership Academy graduates from across the country & support your practice of leadership. View (more…)

Spotlight: Sean Kukauskas

Sean Kukauskas Boston, MA, USA Director of Ambulance Services, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Member, AAA Education & Membership Committee Tell us a little about yourself, please. I was born and raised in Massachusetts. I have three children, two boys and a daughter. My oldest son, Tyler (20 years old), is in the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Bliss in Texas. My daughter, Kaylin (19 years old), is a college student, and my youngest son, Sean, is 14 and will be a high school freshman this fall. I am an avid long distance runner. I recently completed my first marathon earlier this year, the 2015 Boston Marathon. How did you come to work in the industry? How long have you been involved? After high school I joined the U.S. Navy as a mechanical calibration technician for nuclear powered submarines. After getting out of the service, I eventually found myself looking for a solid career. I always had an interest in medicine, so a friend of mine who was an EMT helped me get into EMT school. I have been involved in EMS since then, eventually earning my certification as a Paramedic. I just celebrated my 23rd year in EMS. I spent the majority of my career (more…)