Issue 11 and Volume 135.

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR THE EMS SUPERVISOR MANAGEMENT Management skills are more important to the EMS supervisor than technical skills, yet management training is often lacking. So here is a refresher course. EMT-A The standard technique used by most EMS managers to select supervisors is to promote the best technician and pray. But being an expert doesn’t guarantee being a good supervisor. Sometimes a person who is the best technician turns out to be a poor supervisor. Why? Because that person does not have the knack of getting other people to do their best, and that’s what supervision is all about. A supervisor may still perform some actual field work himself. But his main objective is to devise ways to get others to produce to the best of their ability. In order for any supervisor to function he must have a strong knowledge of personnel management. You may think that,…

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