D.C. EMS Director Resigns in Disgust

Yes, yes, we know. We rag on doctors all the time and seemingly never give praise when it is due.Dr Jullette Saussy

Well, here’s one of the good ones who tried to make changes in the confounding world of EMS – but couldn’t. The politics of inner-city EMS – she says – was toxic.

She was brought in to help reform the EMS wing of the D.C. Fire Department. Seven months later, Dr. Jullette Saussy is done. Not with the reform –  with the department – after she says her attempts, as medical director and assistant fire chief, to make even basic changes to the troubled agency have been met with resistance from the top down.

We tip our beach cap to Dr. Jullette Saussy. And we have no doubt she will land in a niche that appreciates her drive for excellence. We know all about the jaw-dropping streak of insanity that runs through far too many EMS systems. We spent decades there.

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