Committee work in the backbone of any association, Strong committee work ensures that members receive access to great programs, continuing education credits, symposiums, scholarships, and other programs offered by the association.
One of the committees will be dedicated to the HELP fund HELP stands for Helping Every Local Paramedic. The goals of this fund will include financial assistance to members who qualify due to a financial crisis, or critical emergency. This committee will be responsible for creating the application, and approval process for members in need. Watch the website for more information, if you want to donate to this fund you can donate today, follow the link on the website and help a local practitioner.
The PR committee will be responsible for public relations policy, and creating public relations items such as radio campaigns, advertising campaigns, and such items as the committee see fit. It is our hope that the PR committee will enable to show Albertans what EMS is all about, and bring our profession together as practitioners.
The policy review committee will be responsible for creating and reviewing policy necessary for the operation of the association. Policy building must be strong and renewed on a regular basis so that any policies that are in need of updating or removal can be dealt with. Sometimes polices become ineffective, or out of date, the policy review committee will ensure that our policies are current, warranted and support our association model.
The Continuing Education Committee will ensure that the continuing education offered by the association is current and approved for credit through the Alberta College of Paramedics, and is an acceptable education for renewal each year. Working with the college the committee will ensure that CE credits offered are valued, researched, and weighted for credits for renewal each year. It is our hope that the committee will be able to eventually take over the role of con-ed from the college so the college can focus on regulatory matters. We would expect the college would continue to publish modules they feel necessary or extraneous research items or other items they feel important to the regulation of the profession.
The Awards committee is a committee that would be responsible for a yearly awards banquet and naming of new awards. Awarding the scholarships sponsored by the association will also be the responsibility of this committee. It is our hope also that as we grow and develop we will be able to offer many awards, and well-funded scholarships through this committee.
You can see that we have lofty goals and high expectations. If you are able and have a desire we would invite you to submit a resume, with your desire to volunteer with the association as a part of one or more of these committees. As a founding member, we hope that you are able to help us out in one of these committees. We would love to have you.