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South Dakota Rural EMS Leader Workshops: Getting Community Attention and Support

Getting Community Attention and Support

Please plan to attend one of the four upcoming EMS Leader workshops. These 6-hour workshops are part of the state EMS Program's ongoing effort to support local EMS agencies and are designed to help local leaders obtain more community attention and support. The workshops are being conducted by SafeTech Solutions and will be led by John Becknell, PhD.

As the challenges of workforce and funding continue to grow, local leaders must educate their communities. In a 2018 EMS statewide survey of South Dakota community leaders, 76% said they wanted to learn more about EMS, its challenges and sustainability. These fun and engaging workshops will prepare you to tell your EMS story locally and gain positive attention for the road ahead. We will arm you with eye-opening data and information, discuss a variety of strategies for engaging your community, and strengthen your confidence in presenting, informing and educating. You will leave with materials in hand that will help you tell a powerful story about EMS, current challenges and what your community can do to ensure EMS is sustainable.

Workshops are for all EMS agency leaders, managers, officers and board members and are offered without charge. Sessions will be held from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with lunch and snacks provided. Please choose one of the locations below and follow the link to register. Please direct any questions you may have to Megan McCabe,

Space is limited so please register soon. 

August 13, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn - Sioux Falls South

5300 S Grand Circle
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Register here

August 14, 2019
Ramkota Hotel & Watertown Event Center

1901 9th Avenue SW
Watertown, SD 57201
Register here

August 15, 2019
RedRossa Italian Grille

808 W Sioux Avenue, #200
Pierre, SD 57501
Register here

August 16, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn - Rapid City

815 E Mall Drive
Rapid City, SD 57701
Register here