One of the features of the International Association of Fire Chiefs annual Fire-Rescue Med conference
is the focus on innovative actions presented by the ones who are "walking the walk."
Next month, Freeport (ME)
Deputy Chief Paul J. Conley will describe how a combination career/volunteer fire and rescue department met the demand for 9-1-1 calls by developing a non-emergency transport program.
Like earlier case studies, the value is in the experiences and perspectives of the people that set up and ran the program, including lessons learned that do not make it to the published articles or presentations.
AFRICANIZED HONEY BEES
photo by Andy Misiura www.firenews.org
Doctor Bryan Bledsoe will describe appropriate response strategies to a problem that is expanding into the United States at a rate of 200 miles a year. Or you can get stung when Dr. Bledsoe takes his research-focused approach to look at the Good, Bad and Ugly with fire-based ems systems.
Doctor James Augustine will provide an emergency medicine physician/firefighter perspective on the new requrements of NFPA 1584 for incident rehabilitation.
PUBLIC PRIVATE INTEGRATION
Boulder County, Colorado, has explored new methods to integrate fire first responders with a private ems transport company. Hint, it ain't easy, but it can be done.
Registration information HERE
Conference Brochure (.pdf file) HERE