Steve Wirth

Page, Wolfberg & Wirth

Founding Partner

Steve Wirth is a founding partner of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth. In a distinguished four-decade public safety career, Steve has worked in virtually every facet of EMS – as first responder, firefighter, EMT, paramedic, flight paramedic, EMS instructor, fire officer, and EMS executive. He was one of central Pennsylvania’s first paramedics. Steve brings a pragmatic and business-oriented perspective to his diverse legal practice having served for almost a decade as senior executive of a mid-sized air and ground ambulance service, helping to build the company from the ground up.

My Sessions

Interactive Contract Negotiation Workshop

What do you get when you put multiple attorneys in a room?  Hopefully, potential answers to some of the challenges facing your EMS organization. Please join noted EMS attorneys Margaret Keavney, Scott Moore, Matthew R. Streger, Brian Werfel, and Steve Wirth for an interactive discussion on the role contractual arrangements play in an efficient EMS […]

Compliance Executive & Leadership Operations Pre-Conference Workshop

Cost Collection for Rural Services

Small, rural, super-rural, and volunteer services are not exempt from the CMS Ground Ambulance Cost Data Collection mandate. This engaging session will focus specifically on why rural EMS provider participation is critical to cost data collection and how it will shape the future of EMS.ZA3

Hot Topics Reimbursement & Finance

The Top 6 Things to Do If You Want to Get Sued—And How to Avoid Them!

Do You Like Lawsuits? The Top Six Things to Do If You Want to Get Sued – And How to Avoid Them! There are some things we do in EMS that are more likely than others to lead to a lawsuit. Using actual case studies, this fascinating session will cover six essential areas of liability […]

Compliance Executive & Leadership Operations

INTENSIVE: Cost Data Collection Coaching

Join the ACE Faculty for small group cost collection coaching! Walk your way through cost collection from start to finish with an ACE Faculty member and others from similar service types. Each faculty member will host a small group focused on either rural, super-rural, and volunteer organizations, shared-service, municipal organizations, or EMS-only organizations. Bring your […]

Executive & Leadership Intensive Deep-Dive Reimbursement & Finance

Our Duty to Act—Where Have We Failed and What We Can Do About It

The news media has recently focused on public safety officers who may have acted improperly toward a patient or the public. How we as EMS practitioners treat our diverse patients and citizens – especially in this challenging post-COVID world, says a lot about our values and our profession. EMS professionals simply cannot stand by when […]

Compliance Human Resources Operations

The Seven Deadly Sins of EMS

The Seven Deadly Sins – The Bad Behaviors Most Likely to Get You in Trouble with Your Patient, The Public, Your Agency, and the Law! It’s tough. Everyone is overstressed, overworked, and underpaid as we are faced with the most difficult challenges ever seen in fire and EMS. But despite all this, we must put […]

Compliance Executive & Leadership Human Resources Operations

“Unimpeded By Progress”—7 Sacred Traditions That are Holding us Back

EMS simply can’t afford to adhere to outdated practices simply because of “tradition.” EMS is an essential healthcare service, and as healthcare agencies, we must ensure that all of our practices – whether operational, clinical or administrative – keep pace with science, evidence, emerging best practices, and ethical standards. This eye-opening session will take a […]

Executive & Leadership Hot Topics Operations