John Wilmas, MD, FACEP EMS Systems: Air Methods, West County EMS ARCH Air Medical Service West County Fire and EMS Kirkwood Fire Dept. Ladue Fire Dept. Olivette Fire Dept. Monarch Fire Protection Dist. Metro West Fire Protection Dist. Creve Coeur Fire Protection Dist. Frontenac Fire Dept. Advice for EMS physicians: Be an active participant in your agency. Be present and aware. This builds trust and healthy collaboration. Why you joined NAEMSP: I most enjoy the camaraderie with other EMS physicians that NAEMSP offers. This is a platform to get answers and advice from other experts in the field of EMS medicine.