The NAEMT needs to form a position on the discussion of Degree Requirements for Paramedics

The NAEMT needs to form a position on the discussion of Degree Requirements for Paramedics

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Ohio FPC started this petition to National Association of Emergency Medical Technicans (NAEMT)

Recently there have been two Joint Position Statements regarding requirements of New Paramedics to obtain Higher Education Degrees in the coming years.

Position A: published 11 Oct 2018 in the "Prehospital and Emergency Care" Journal  

(Sean M. Caffrey, Leaugeay C. Barnes & David J. Olvera (2018): Joint Position Statement on Degree Requirements for Paramedics, Prehospital Emergency Care, DOI: 10.1080/10903127.2018.1519006) 
https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.iafccp.org/resource/dynamic/blogs/20181021_183839_22839.pdf

Position A advocates for a requirement of higher level education for Paramedics as soon as 2025, citing a detailed implementation process and rational behind the desire for change. 

 

Position B: Unpublished at the time of this petition. 

http://fireserviceems.com/joint-position-statement-opposition-to-proposed-degree-requirements-for-accredited-paramedic-programs/

Position B Statement

Position B advocates against requiring paramedics to have degrees as a condition of initial certification and practice. While the Position B Statements states that they strongly support higher education for members at any level, they feel that these members should seek this education as they desire, and it should not be a requirement for certification. There are no citations for their position, and state a main argument that it will create hardships for fire and ems systems that may already be financially unstable. 

 

Please fully educate yourself before signing this petition as this petition has been paraphrased. This petition's intended purpose is to encourage the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) to publish a position on this matter. As they are self proclaimed to be "Advancing the EMS profession," this is a matter in which they must take a stand on to advocate for its members. 

 

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