The May 26th , 2020 meeting of the Franklin County Chief’s Association has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions set forth by the Commonwealth. FCFCA leadership will monitor the situation and possibly schedule a meeting in June. Any emergent matters needing brought to the Association may email Chairman O’Donnell.
NAEMT has announced an opportunity to obtain free EMS Continuing Education hours. The course is Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 starting at 1400 hrs. This will provide 1 hours CAPCE CE. The topic will cover COVID-19 and Safe Operations. You may register for the class at the link provided.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge the U.S. healthcare system. As our understanding of this virus evolves, so does our response. This webinar will offer an overview of practical information and current trends associated with personal protective equipment and disinfecting processes. This session will also provide general COVID-19 response safety tips. Please join our guest speaker Tom Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin is the VP of Safety for Global Medical Response (GMR). He leads a 37-person professional safety team that supports 7,000 ground ambulances, 450 air medical aircraft and 150 fire apparatus. He has been a leader of GMR’s national COVID-19 response, responsible for the safety of the company’s 38,000 employees—including critical, frontline first responders and call-center personnel—as well as the development of augmented safety protocols in the wake of the virus. Tom became a paramedic in 1991, and has worked in the fire service, law enforcement and air and ground EMS communities. After serving in leadership roles in the air medical field, he transitioned to safety 16 years ago. He is active in the air medical safety community as a member of the US Helicopter Safety Team-Human Factors Working Group, and as a faculty instructor at the AAMS Safety Management Training Academy. He speaks nationally on a variety of topics, including safety culture, safety management systems (SMS), and just culture. Tom received his paramedic education at Creighton University and holds a B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership, an MBA in Healthcare, and a professional certificate in Aviation Safety and Security from the University of Southern California. This webinar will offer 1 hour of approved continuing education credit (CE). Information on how to obtain the CE will be provided in an email following the webinar.
Be sure to look at the Jr. Fire Academy Facebook page for up to date information. Registration and cost information has been posted to the website.