Advocating on Your Behalf
Just like our customers, we share the desire to create a strong EMS community, and that ardent desire is why Bound Tree takes an active role in advocating for the EMS community to our government. Like you, we too see issues and policy changes that could be made that would prioritize and equip EMS agencies to confidently face the demands of serving their communities.
Bound Tree has been actively advocating on behalf of EMS agencies to encourage Congress, FEMA and HHS to allocate more PPE supplies to the EMS market. We have been working directly with congressional offices throughout the country.
FEMA: Committee for the Distribution of Healthcare Resources Necessary to Respond to a Pandemic
Bound Tree is honored to be selected as a key industry member of this newly created FEMA Task Force (Section 708 under the Defense Product Act). The purpose of this distinguished committee of government and industry representatives is to provide a forum for participants to solve supply chain bottlenecks and improve distribution methods for essential medical resources. As a committee member, Bound Tree is in the process of advocating for additional funding for EMS in the next federal stimulus package.
EMS Corporate Engagement Council (EMS-CEC)
Bound Tree is an active member of the EMS Corporate Engagement Council (EMS-CEC), hosted by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). On this council, Bound Tree continues to advocate on behalf of EMS customers to ensure that first responders have the tools, protections and personnel necessary to protect their communities and themselves from the spread of COVID-19.
Bound Tree is a proud sponsor of the EMS STRONG campaign, in partnership with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and NAEMT. The annual EMS STRONG campaign provides opportunities to recognize the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community, enhance and strengthen the profession on a national level and expand and celebrate National EMS Week each May.
Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA)
Bound Tree is an active member of Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA), participating on key task forces and councils, adding voice to the needs of the EMS industry on policy matters before legislators and regulators impacting supply chain and healthcare distribution.
What You Can Do
You can join us to petition for increased access and funding for government-directed PPE for EMS by reaching out to the congressional office in your area. Use this template to write directly to the congressperson in your jurisdiction.