Rommie Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder, author, and educator with more than thirty years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and private emergency medical services. Rom is currently a career fire captain and paramedic EMS Coordinator for Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department, the founder and director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine. Rom is the recipient of the NAEMT Presidential Award, American Red Cross Hero Award, Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero Award, and the EMS 10 Innovators Award. Rom is the author of “Duckworth on Education” as well as chapters in more than a dozen EMS, fire, rescue, and medical textbooks as well as over 100 published articles in EMS magazines. A member of national and international advocacy and advisory boards, Rom continues to work for the advancement of emergency services professions.