EMS World

OCT 2018

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EMSWORLD.com | OCTOBER 2018 63 OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 2, 2018 NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE Leon County Division of EMS, Leon County, Fla. 2018 Dick Ferneau Career EMS Service of the Year Sponsored by Ferno Leon County EMS is a progressive department delivering advanced life support, critical care, tactical medicine, special event coverage, and community risk reduction services to the citizenry of Florida's "Capital County," which includes the state capital of Tallahassee as well as two of the state's major universities—Florida A&M and Florida State University. As the sole provider of emergency ambulance service in the county, this busy team of 122 full- time and 40 part-time personnel runs over 40,000 calls per year. A fleet of 30 ambulances, three supervisor SUVs, four command vehicles, two MCI units, and special events carts delivers care to a population of almost 300,000. In just its 14th year of operation, Leon County EMS has garnered an impressive list of community awards and recognitions, including accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, a Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus EMS Award from the American Heart Association, and EMS Provider of the Year from the Florida Dept. of Health. "The most important element is our people," says Chad Abrams, chief of EMS for Leon County EMS. Staff members of Leon County EMS benefit from a strong employee-first culture featuring perks such as a professional development program based on the FEMA model, paid parental leave, competitive reimbursement, 100% tuition reimbursement, a LiveWell well-being program, employee sports teams, a fitness center, employee recognition awards, and a comprehensive benefits package. A domestic and sexual violence/stalking program provides workplace protections to service members. Community outreach is a central mission of the department as well, and includes the Heart Ready Initiative, an AED registry, CPR training, safety fairs, and awareness events. Collaboration with a local social service referral system connects Leon County EMS with at-risk populations in need of preventive and ongoing care. "To be recognized by NAEMT, an organization with more than four decades of experience in the emergency medicine field, demonstrates our paramedics and EMTs are some of the best in their field," says Leon County Administrator Vincent S. Long. "This distinction highlights our ongoing training and innovations to improve prehospital care and outcomes. And these successes are made possible because of our exemplary leadership team at EMS and our commitment to quality emergency care." CAREER SERVICE S P O N S O R E D B Y : For More Information Circle 49 on Reader Service Card The most comfortable duty belt in the world Expands and contracts with every body movement STRETCH 100% Ergonomic Sold only in sets ie:(INNER AND OUTER BELT) Made in Canada Booth#:429 Ems world show www.hi-tec.qc.ca service@hi-tec.qc.ca P A T E N T P E N D I N G filed for International PATENT

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