Today, Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning is pleased to announce that Ms. Susan Fisher Bailey has been appointed as the Director of the Louisiana Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. Ms. Bailey is a nationally registered Paramedic and comes to the position with over 26 years of both rural and urban EMS experience. On the national level, she is a member of the National EMS Management Association and the National Association of EMS Educators where she serves on the Cultural Competency Committee. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the National Association of EMT’s (NAEMT) as a Region 2 Director and serves on the National Association of EMT’s Affiliate Advisory Council, Advocacy Committee, and Education Committee and is also the current Advocacy Coordinator for the State of Louisiana. She represents NAEMT on the Commission on Accreditation of Prehospital Continuing Education Board of Directors where she serves as a curriculum reviewer and site visitor.
In 2014, Susan received the NAEMT Paramedic of the Year Award, sponsored by Nasco, and in 2016 she received the Education Service Award.
Ms. Bailey is a Nationally Certified EMS Educator and a lifetime member of the Louisiana Association of Nationally Registered EMTs. She holds multiple teaching privileges in American Heart Association and NAEMT disciplines. She has earned multiple Certificates of Completion from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute and is a Certified “Lean Six Sigma” green belt. Susan is a graduate of Grant High School, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Southeastern University where she graduated magna cum laude. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Emergency Management from Millersville University in Pennsylvania.
Chief Browning stated, “We are pleased to announce the appointment of a true EMS professional to the position of Director, and will continue to support the efforts of the dedicated men and women who serve our State as prehospital Emergency Medical professionals.
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.