* 1. Are you currently in a formal leadership role in at least one licensed ambulance service in Tennessee?

* 2. What best describes your leadership role at the ambulance service?

* 3. What is your current age?

* 4. What is your level of practice?

* 5. How many years have you been in the emergency medical services profession?

* 6. Do you have prior management experience?

* 7. Do you have experience in a military leadership role?

* 8. Based on your experience on an ambulance crew, how does that experience relate to your ability to lead an ambulance service in Tennessee?

* 9. Based on your experience on an ambulance crew, how does that experience relate to your ability to make effective decisions?

* 10. Based on your experience on an ambulance crew, how does that experience relate to your knowledge of the emergency medical service field?

* 11. Based on your experience on an ambulance crew, specifically during highly stressful situations, how would you rate your ability to be effective while assuming the leadership role?

* 12. Based on your leadership role, how would you rate your effectiveness in maintaining support of the professionals at your agency?

* 13. Based on your leadership position, how would rate your ability to lead during a disaster?

* 14. Based on your leadership position, how would you rate the importance of planning for the future of your department or profession?

* 15. Based on your leadership position, how would you rate the importance of developing effective leadership styles (i.e. transformational, transitional, situational, servant)?

* 16. Based on your leadership position, how would rate the importance of setting and achieving goals for your department?

* 17. Thinking of your leadership characteristics, which one best describes you:

* 18. How would you rate your effectiveness as a leader of an ambulance service in Tennessee?

* 19. How would you rate the need for emergency medical service experience before becoming a leader at an ambulance service in Tennessee?

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