Creating EMS Leaders

The Fitch EMS Foundation opens the door to a community of high-performing peers, mentors, and leadership development.

Endowed by Fitch & Associates

The Foundation is endowed by the EMS consulting firm Fitch & Associates and others who believe that the future of our profession requires the aggressive development of its future leaders.

Lifetime Professional Opportunities

Offers events, lifelong leadership development, volunteer, and professional opportunities, and more to its award winners.

Fitch EMS Foundation

2024 Scholarships

EMS Leadership Mentoring

Profession specific mentoring open to EMS Supervisors, Managers or other EMS leaders

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Degree Continuation Grant

$1,000 award to assist an EMS/Public Safety leader

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EMS Leadership Training

Ambulance Service Manager and the Communications Center Manager certificate program

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NEMSMA Membership

NEMSMA Membership Fee Waiver, Four awards will be made in 2022

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American College of Paramedic Executives

Offering voluntary professional certifications to qualified EMS leaders

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NAEMT Membership

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

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Our Mission

The Fitch EMS Foundation is a non-profit entity that supports leadership development and research efforts for emergency medical services and public safety. We also promote leadership diversity; awareness of health equity needs and improved engagement among service leaders and the communities they serve.

  • Promoting Leadership Diversity
  • Promoting Awareness of Health Equity Needs
  • Supporting Research for EMS and Public Safety
  • Improving Engagement Among Service Leaders and Communities
Fitch EMS Foundation

50+ Years
EMS Leadership Development

The Foundation was developed to honor the 50+ year leadership development commitment of EMS Pioneer Jay Fitch, PhD, and the on-going commitment of Fitch & Associates to EMS professional development. 

See How The Fitch EMS Foundation Helps Create Leaders in EMS and Public Safety.