By Mike McEvoy
The electronic toolkit originally released in 2010 to provide fire service leaders and fire union officials with the latest information and resources on Fire-Based EMS has been revised. A joint effort of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the International Association of Firefighters, the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, the Congressional Fire Services Institute and the International Fire Service Training Association, the toolkit provides fire service EMS leaders with a wealth of resources to develop and operate high performance Fire-Based EMS systems in today’s highly competitive healthcare business environment. It includes talking points for communicating with elected officials and decision makers, information and resources on revenue and costs, and links to a multitude of other invaluable resources for today’s fire service EMS leaders. CLICK HERE to download a copy of the revised (2014) version of the Fire Service-Based EMS Toolkit.
MIKE McEVOY, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN is the EMS Coordinator for Saratoga County, NY and the Fire Engineering EMS editor. He is a professor emeritus of critical care medicine at Albany Medical College in New York and continues to practice as a clinical nurse specialist in the Cardiac Surgical ICUs at Albany Medical Center. Mike is a paramedic for Clifton Park & Halfmoon Ambulance and the Chief Medical Officer for West Crescent Fire Department. He is a Board Member of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs and a popular speaker at Fire, EMS, and medical conference worldwide.