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Deputy Chief of Administration Jeremy Sidlauskas appointed to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians Committee for Emergency Pediatric Care

By COREY DIERDORFF, Correspondent | February 22, 2021 | FLORIDA

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Land O Lakes, FL - Pasco County Fire Rescue and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Deputy Chief of Administration Jeremy Sidlauskas to the NAEMT Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) Committee. NAEMT is the largest professional association for EMS practitioners in the United States and focuses on bettering EMS practitioners’ prehospital care and education.

Chief Sidlauskas will provide advice and guidance on pediatric medical issues related to the association's activities, including its policies, position statements, programs, and accepted prehospital clinical standards and practice. These standards and policies translate into laying the groundwork for the next generation of educational materials and NAEMT standards aimed at providing the highest level of prehospital care to pediatric patients.

This appointment of Chief Sidlauskas follows a career-long drive to better prehospital care and highlights his commitment to EMS advancement for pediatric patients.

Chief Sidlauskas holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration, a Bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration, Chief Fire Officer (CFO) from the Center for Public Safety Excellence, and Executive Fire Officer (EFO) designation from the National Fire Academy.

For more information on NAEMT, please visit: https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/zBA8Cv2jyWCWzRpDCQe3oL?domain=naemt.org

Formed in 1975 and nearly 70,000 members strong, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is the nation’s only organization that represents and serves the professional interests of all EMS practitioners, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders, and other professionals providing prehospital and out-of-hospital emergent, urgent or preventive medical care. NAEMT members work in all sectors of EMS, including government service agencies, fire departments, hospital-based ambulance services, private companies, industrial and special operations settings, and in the military. NAEMT serves its members by advocating on issues that impact their ability to provide quality patient care, providing high quality education that improves the knowledge and skills of practitioners, and supporting EMS research and innovation.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.