Richard Huff, NREMT-B, MS, is a nationally recognized award-winning educator and innovator in the emergency medical services field. He was named an EMS 10 Innovator by JEMS magazine for his work in developing empathy training for EMS providers. He was named 2018 “Outstanding EMS Educator” by the New Jersey Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services. Huff is a frequent speaker at national and regional EMS conferences, where he presents on a variety of EMS issues ranging from empathy, social media, culture, volunteerism, communications and bedside manners. He is also a volunteer member of the NJ EMS Task Force, where he is the PIO. He is a member of the New Jersey Disaster Response Crisis Counselor team. Huff is also a former three-time chief of the Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad. He has written on a variety of topics for JEMS and other publications. Outside of his EMS work, Huff is an award-winning writer and photographer.