In this episode of Short Takes we talk with Kim Stouse from the Pocatello Fire Department about her presentation at the upcoming Vision 20/20 Project Model Performance in CRR Symposium on February 17-20. You can learn more and register at www.StrategicFire.org/Symposium6 Pocatello Fire Department/Bannock County Ambulance recognized a significant increase in calls to assisted living facilities which accounted for over 11% of emergency medical calls. Representatives from the assisted living facilities, emergency response organizations, and state officials formed a committee and wrote protocols for calling 911 versus utilizing facility staff. These protocols were adopted by all of the local assisted living facilities. As of March of 2019, calls to assisted living facilities have declined by approximately 50% from the highest year and now represent 4.5% of total medical calls for service.
Brian Tyson is a Captain and Paramedic in Barnstable, MA. He is an alumnus of the University of New Hampshire where he earned a bachelor’s degree with a dual major in Kinesiology and Justice Studies as well as a master’s degree in justice studies. Interning with the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office as an undergraduate, introduced him to youth firesetting, and he returned to complete a graduate project pertaining to youth firesetting. He started a full time firefighting career in 2008 at the Barnstable Fire Department where he has held several positions and leads the department’s Community Risk Reduction and Public Education Programs. Tyson is a CPSE credentialed fire officer and holds degrees from Columbia Southern University in Associate of Applied Science-Fire Science, Bachelor of Science-Fire Administration, and Associate of Applied Science-Emergency Medical Services.