This training was a collaborative effort between Training, EMS and Special Operations. Crews were briefed with the objectives, philosophies and expectations when responding to these types of incidents. 2 scenarios were conducted with the 1st being more localized and the 2nd being slightly more complex with more victims in multiple locations. Crews then followed up with EMS skills stations focusing on hemorrhage control, airway and management of traumatic injuries.
Thom Dunn - psychology professor (University of Northern Colorado) and paramedic (Denver Paramedics) would like to remind his colleagues of the danger of patients jumping from an ambulance/medic unit during transport. ...continue reading →
Recently there has been a lot of attention paid to events like Paris and San Bernardino, and rightfully so. These are complex and stressful events that require an extraordinarily well coordinated command and control function and seem to be an increasing threat.