NM EMS Advocacy Coordinator fo the National Association of EMT’s
Mr. Sean Haaverson was named as the New Mexico EMS Advocacy Coordinator for the National Association of EMT’s. The goal of the position is to help bring state and national legislative issues to the attention of New Mexico’s EMT’s so that action may be taken to forge the future of the EMS profession. The volunteer position lists these items as Roles and Responsibilities according to the NAEMT website:
“•Conducting outreach to NAEMT members in the state to encourage and support member participation in national EMS advocacy efforts;
•Updating members on the status of pending national legislation and regulation;
•Coordinating visits to the district offices of the state’s U.S. Senators and House Representatives to educate congressional leaders and staff about the issues that affect delivery of EMS to communities within the state;
•Building relations with the state EMS office and state EMS association(s);
•Coordinating state involvement in national advocacy campaigns.”
Although the position is hosted by the NAEMT, any EMS provider and citizen should become involved.
Sean P. Haaverson has been involved in Emergency Services since 2000 when he started out as a volunteer fire fighter in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Over the span of his career he has experience working in multiple levels of emergency services: dispatch, rural and urban EMS, hospital care, austere and remote duty medicine, flight medicine, administration and teaching. He is currently a licensed Paramedic with certification in Critical Care and Remote Duty Medicine. Sean holds a BAAS degree focused in Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services Management.
Sean serves as the co-founder and President/CEO of Emergency Services Outreach and the Center for Advanced Medical Training. He is also the National Association of EMT’s State Advocacy Coordinator for New Mexico.