EMS agencies and officials are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the nation’s first paramedic act, signed in California on July 15, 1970.

The Wedworth-Townsend Act, signed by then-Gov. Ronald Reagan 50 years ago on Wednesday, legally recognized the practice of paramedicine and protected paramedics administering intensive prehospital care in the state, the California Ambulance Association and National EMS Museum recounted in a news release marking the anniversary.
– PUB DATE: 7/16/2020 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: EMS1
Source: SEAFC National Fire News

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