On June 24, 2022, the LANREMT Board of Directors assembled to discuss the association’s current membership drive and hold an election of officers. I would like to congratulate all new officers as well as those who were elected to retain their current seats. I look forward to the fresh ideas that these new officers bring along with the expertise provided by our experienced officers.
I am also happy to report that I have been elected as LANREMT’s next association President. I am honored to have been entrusted with this role and look forward to serving you, our valued members. I would like to personally thank our outgoing President, Mr. Terry Blanchard, for his assistance in making this transition as smooth as possible. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his tenure as LANREMT President was not an easy one; however, he remained steadfast in his commitment to the association and all EMS Professionals. On behalf of every LANREMT member, I thank you for your service and profound leadership, sir.
Following the Board of Directors meeting was our general membership meeting. During the meeting, Susan Bailey, Louisiana Bureau of EMS Director, was present and provided insight on current EMS legislation, licensure procedures, and staff updates. Additionally, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) representatives were present to discuss the mental wellbeing of the EMS Practitioner. Members were provided valuable information regarding mental health issues within our industry, as well as the opportunity to earn credit for continuing education. The entire day was filled with great information and wonderful fellowship. I would like to thank all members who were present and encourage those who were not to make every attempt at attending future meetings.
As part of the 2022 LANREMT Reboot, the association is currently having a membership drive. I would like to challenge each of our existing members to invite a minimum of 5 EMS practitioners to join our association. All 2022 membership dues have been waived so there is no reason not to consider joining. LANREMT is coming back bigger and better than ever and you do not want your friends and colleagues to miss out!
We are excited to announce that we will be having an EMS Educational Conference later this year! Many new speakers have been selected to present, along with some of our most favored returnees and Louisiana’s Best for an exciting and educational two (2) day event. Preparations are in the works to include NREMT NCCP continuing educational offerings, meals, and social activities as well as a Vendor Hall and great door prizes. The cost for the LANREMT 2022 Educational Conference will be minimal this year to cover expenses. $ 100.00 is our goal to maximize attendance and networking. As usual, this will be a family-centered event so bring your entire family to enjoy the local surroundings with us. We look forward to seeing you there!
Finally, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your unwavering dedication to EMS and look forward to serving as your LANREMT President. For more information on membership or event registration, please visit www.LANREMT.com , or contact us at, firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.
Shane J Bellard
LANREMT's mission is the enhancement of the EMS profession through advocacy, education and awareness. Founded in 1976, LANREMT works with many EMS associations in Louisiana to strengthen the EMS System and to ensure quality patient care. LANREMT is the state affiliate of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, NREMT, and is a member of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, NAEMT.
LANREMT is the only statewide voice for more than 20,000 EMS personnel in Louisiana. Only about 20% of the 20,000 plus emergency medical personnel in Louisiana work full-time as EMS providers. The remaining 80% are members of volunteer rescue squads in their community or workplace. It is through the support of corporations and other caring individuals that LANREMT is able to continue working to improve EMS in Louisiana.
LANREMT members sit on every major E.M.S. board and task force, working to improve EMS in Louisiana. Some of the many committees are: The Education Sub-Committee, The Clinical Care Sub-Committee, The Communications Sub-Committee, The Disaster Sub-Committee, The EMS Terrorism Preparedness Sub-Committee, LERN and The EMS Task Force.
LANREMT sponsors a statewide educational conference. Each year we bring in speakers from around the country. Select "Annual Conference" for more information. LANREMT members receive a discount on their conference registration fee. Many of our chapters sponsor local workshops and refresher courses.
LANREMT maintains a Facebook page and it is there you will find the most timely and up-to-date information on our activities.