Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
I start fire school on February 9th.
June 2006-EMT-B/D, NREMT-B/D
CPR/AED for Healthcare Providers (AHA)
IMERT Boot Camp
IMERT Disaster Preparedness
ICS 100, 200, 700
WMD Basic Concepts for EMS
Bioterrorism for Health Care Providers
Decontamination Procedures (CDC Updated for 2007)
CDC Standard Precautions
Radiological Emergency Awareness
Landing Zone Safety
I received my EMT-B/D license in June of 2006 in Illinois after passing the NREMT. I currently serve as a Basic Life Support Specialist with IMERT (Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team) as well as being on the medical support teams for IL Task Force 1 (USAR) and the Illinois Terrorism Task Force. I am currently working on my Master's degree in Disaster and Emergency Management at the American Military University, where I am also pursuing graduate level certificates in Homeland Security, Counter-Terrorism and Logistics/Intelligence.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Helping others in distress
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Lack of cohesiveness and professionalism as well as the hit and miss approach to EMS education. I am very involved in working toward a national EMS curriculum with protocols to be identical in all 50 states.
Thanks for adding me, and thanks for the response on the discussion I started, very valuable and interesting information indeed. I too, live in an area where most of the fire and EMS services are small and mostly volunteer.
Thanks for proclaiming being a Squirrel, I know exactly how you feel. I started this group just to lighten up some rookies and experianced alike with some good humor, great stories and maybe by accident some use ful knowledge. Welcome to the Fire Squirrels, start up a discussion or post comments or even some video or pics if youd like, whatever intrests you. Good and Bad discussions are welcome here. All of EMA is welcome here. From my family to yours have a great day. JT unit 1671