Steve Wirth is a founding partner of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, LLC, and is one of the best known EMS attorneys and consultants in the United States. Widely regarded as the nation’s leading EMS law firm, PWW represents private, public and non-profit EMS organizations, as well as billing companies, software manufacturers and others that serve the nation’s ambulance industry. In a distinguished public safety career that spans four decades, Steve has worked in virtually every facet of EMS – as a first responder, firefighter, EMT, paramedic, flight paramedic, EMS instructor, fire officer, and EMS executive – and was one of central Pennsylvania’s first paramedics. Steve brings a pragmatic business-oriented perspective to his diverse legal practice having served for almost a decade as senior executive of a mid-sized ambulance service, helping to build the company from the ground up.
Steve is a dynamic and sought after speaker at regional, state and national conferences on a variety of EMS and public safety subjects. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on a wide range of EMS leadership, reimbursement, risk management, corporate compliance and workplace law topics. A contributing writer for JEMS, (where he serves on the editorial board), EMS Insider and EMS World, Steve has co-authored the highly acclaimed and popular compliance manuals and video training programs produced by PWW. He enjoys teaching and is an adjunct instructor for the University of Pittsburgh EMS degree program.
Steve graduated cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law and was a member of the school’s national trial and appellate advocacy competition teams. He is admitted to all Pennsylvania state courts, all federal district courts in Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Steve also holds a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration with an emphasis in organizational behavior.
Steve remains in touch with patient and field provider issues as an active EMS provider and nationally certified firefighter with Hampden Township Fire Rescue where he serves as Incident Safety Officer and Medical Officer. He is a life member of the Nippenose Valley Fire Co. near Jersey Shore, PA, where he started his public safety career as a junior firefighter and served as Deputy Fire Chief. Steve has volunteered for many charitable organizations and is currently on the board of the Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute and the Pennsylvania EMS Providers Foundation. Steve is a Certified Ambulance Coder (CAC) and a founder of the National Academy of Ambulance Coding (NAAC). He is a past Commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), and served as Chair of the Panel of Commissioners. Steve was the recipient of the prestigious James O. Page Leadership Award in 2013.