Fostering a Culture of Resilient Rural EMS

Event Details
Monday, May 2, 2022
2:00pm to 3:00pm CST
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

This webinar focused on the topic of Fostering a Culture of Resilient Rural EMS. This webinar is supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) and coordinated by the Technical Assistance & Services Center (TASC), a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center). 

By attending this webinar, participants were able to:

  • Describe issues associated with being a rural EMS provider that can affect their mental wellness
  • Recognize ways that rural EMS providers can be resilient through unpredictable circumstances
  • Recall ways for rural ambulance services to cultivate support to foster mental resilience
  • Explain how Flex Programs could support a resilient rural EMS workforce 


  • John Becknell, SafeTech Solutions
  • Michael Washington, Seattle Fire Department (Retired)
  • Nicole Threadgold, North Dakota Flex Program
  • John Nokes, Washington Flex Program

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,560,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.