James is the leading expert in ground and flight critical care, board certified in critical incident stress management through UMBC. He founded Stay Fit for Duty to help medical professionals treat their mental health with the same dedication and tenacity as they treat the physical health of those they took an oath to help
James Boomhower, BS, FP-C, NR-P, C-NPT, has been involved in EMS for nearly 15 years in a variety of health systems throughout New England. He currently functions in the role of Critical Care Transport Specialist-Paramedic/ Lead Peer Support Director with Boston Medflight of Bedford, Massachusetts and Crisis and Peer supporter for the ECHO FAST team. James’ passion for EMS education is realized through his position as an instructor for Distance CME’s online continuing education program. His desire to bring mental health awareness to the EMS arena has spurred him to create the Fit for Duty platform as well as work to implement a peer support program in his workplace. James is working to realize his goal of promoting recognition, management and acceptance of acute stress in EMS providers throughout the world.
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