Inside EMS Podcast: Incentivizing EMS Volunteers

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss a couple of news articles in which one EMS agency had to write off nearly $12 million in unpaid bills, and how one volunteer department is trying to incentivize volunteers with tax credits.

College tuition waivers at state universities or health insurance for squad members are other effective, but seldom-utilized ways to incentivize people to volunteer. What do you think, how should we go about incentivizing volunteers?

And don’t say “pay them,” because that is simply not realistic.