I was invited to join the Northwest Bergen Captains Association, representing the EMS agencies serving the area. The meeting was to discuss recent changes made to EMT certification testing in New Jersey. My goal was to get a better understanding of what their needs are - in terms of volunteer recruitment and the transition to a new certification process. It is our duty to address these issues and foster the spirit of volunteerism. In doing so we ensure our EMTs can continue giving back to their communities.