UC CEAS Fire Science to Host “Community Paramedicine Conference” July 12th

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The University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (UC CEAS) Fire Science & Emergency Management Program is hosting the “Community Paramedicine Conference” on July 12, 2013. Uniting both local and national fire and emergency professionals with one common goal—to improve public safety—the conference is being held at the Boy Scouts of America on Reading Road from 9 am to 3 pm.

The conference features success stories of nationally recognized fire and emergency professionals, including:

  • Michael Bachman—Serving as the Deputy Director of Clinical Affairs for the Wake County Department of Emergency Medical Services in Raliegh, NC, Bachman also oversees the “Advanced Practice Paramedic” program which works to add a new and efficient enhancement to the existing EMS delivery model.
  • Sean Burton—This Clinical Program Manager of MedStar in Ft. Worth, Texas, initiated the Community Health Program which treats patients at home rather than responding to their repeated 911 calls for routine care.
  • Gary Wingrove—As President of the North Central EMS Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was the first in the nation to pass a statute on paying community paramedics.

Cincinnati Fire Chief Richard Braun will then lead a panel discussion on the topic “Community Response for Alcoholics” alongside James Alexander, Clinical Supervisor, Engagement Center at Maryhaven, Columbus, OH; Michael Kroger, retired Assistant Fire Chief, Cincinnati FD; and Tonda Francis, Vice President, Regional Healthcare Disaster Coordinator, Greater Cincinnati Health Council.

Other panel discussions covering topics of “Community Service Coordinator in a Fire Station” and “Community Services for Older and Disabled Adults & Victims of Domestic Violence” are also set to take place with distinguished speakers.

Attending the conference is Hamilton County Commissioner Chris Monzel, who was unanimously elected by his fellow commissioners Hartmann and Portune to serve as President of the Commission for the year 2013.

Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register as soon as possible as seating is limited. Admission is free and includes lunch. Contact Lawrence T. Bennett, Fire Science & Emergency Management Program Chair, at Lawrence.bennett@uc.edu or call 513.470.2744 to register.

For more information about the conference or the Fire Science & Emergency Management Program, please visit: http://aerospace.ceas.uc.edu/FireScience

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