EMS Checklist procedure bringing Fire District 1 national recognition, award

Fire District 1The MedicAlert Foundation and the Congressional Fire Services Institute will be presenting Snohomish County Fire District 1 an Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award on Thursday, Aug. 1, in recognition of the district’s use of an innovative EMS Checklist program.

The award is scheduled to be presented to Fire District 1 leadership at the Martha Lake Fire Station in Lynnwood by Andrew Wigglesworth, President and CEO of MedicAlert Foundation, and Bill Webb, Executive Director of the Congressional Fire Services Institute.

The purpose of the EMS Checklist utilized by Fire District 1 personnel is to help bring consistent and uniform application of best first response practices regardless of the variable conditions and circumstances encountered at a medical emergency scene. “This is really a homegrown program that’s making a difference in the way we care for patients,” said Leslie Hynes, Fire District 1 representative.

MedicAlert Foundation is a non-profit organization out of Turlock, California, that provides support and education to emergency responders and medical personnel worldwide. The Congressional Fire Services Institute is a non-profit group that strives to educate and lobby members of Congress concerning the field of fire and emergency medical services.

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