Maximizing the Effectiveness of Fire-Based Ambulance Crews on the Fireground

    Wednesday, April 22, 2020: 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM

    Speaker(s)

    Instructor
    Timothy Griswold
    Firefighter/Paramedic
    Portsmouth (NH) Fire Department
    United States

    Description

    Maximize the capabilities of the ambulance crew during fire suppression operations by using their personnel, skills, and knowledge. Discussion will include how fire department administration can create policies to efficiently integrate the ambulance crew into fireground operations, how to properly equip the ambulance for the tasks the crew could be expected to perform, and training the firefighters assigned to ambulances to properly prepare and maintain the proper mindset to be a valuable asset on the fireground. Although most fire departments have taken an all-hazards approach to emergency response, the primary mission of the fire department remains fire suppression.

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