John Becknell, PhD

Safetech Solutions


John is a community and organizational psychologist and an accomplished facilitator, interviewer, teacher and researcher. He has been involved in emergency services and healthcare for 35 years and has worked as a paramedic, educator, manager, systems developer and consultant. John is the founding publisher of Best Practices in Emergency Services and the former editor-in-chief of The Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS). He serves on numerous national projects and provided the conceptual design for the National EMS Workforce Agenda for the Future (2009). John has been involved in emergency medical system development in North America, the Middle East, and Central America. He is the author of two books and has published articles in numerous journals and trade magazines on emergency services administration, management, and workforce. John has a passion for finding and identifying best practices as well as understanding the sociological relationship between emergency medical services and the communities they serve.

My Sessions

1:1 Expert Consulting

Pre-register for FREE 20 minute one-on-one consultations with AAA experts and vendor members! Sign-up will open in October. Scott Moore, Esq | Moore EMS Consulting Brian Werfel, Esq | Werfel & Werfel, PLLC Margaret Keavney, Esq  / Matt Streger, Esq| Keavney & Streger Aarron Reinert/ Jon Becknell | Safetech Solutions Asbel Montes / Donna Newchurch […]


Leadership Deep-Dive

AAA President Aaron Reinert and John Becknell, Ph.D will facilitate an interactive leadership session series to inspire and motivate EMS leaders.

Executive & Leadership