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WiES & AAA Webinar: Recruiter to Recruited
Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MDT
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Long-time EMS administrator Andrea Abbas decided it was time to rejoin the clinical side of EMS as a practicing Paramedic. She had been off the streets for roughly eight months and had the desire to return to providing the frontline to care for the community. So, she began her job search.

What Andrea encountered and discovered during the talent acquisition phase was eye-opening. This presentation will share her lived recruiting experiences best practices. Attendees will walk away with real actionable insights into attracting the brightest and best in a competitive job market.


Andrea is an experienced emergency medical services professional with a passion for people and operations. She enjoys guiding EMS agencies to identify, embrace and live their organizational culture through creativity and efficiency, while cultivating a workplace that values high performance and longevity.

With over 20 years of EMS industry experience, Andrea is skilled in EMS system management, training and education, administration, and project management. She has work experience in frontier, rural, suburban, and urban EMS systems and holds her National Registry Paramedic license, Community Paramedic certification and Instructor Coordinator license in addition to her formal education and degrees.

Today, Andrea is the owner of The EMS Professional LLC a leadership and wellness education, training, and consulting company. She currently works for the Michigan State Office of Rural Health overseeing rural EMS programming while continuing to function as a part-time paramedic for a private corporate agency. Andrea is an acting founding advisor for Women in EMS and continues to contribute to numerous EMS boards and workgroups.

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