Ky. Board of Emergency Medical Services Releases 2017 Annual Report

Ky. Board of Emergency Medical Services Releases 2017 Annual Report

Whitepaper Jun 12, 2017
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The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services prides itself on its excellent prehospital care and 24/7 dedication to helping the people they serve. The KBEMS members consistently strive to maintain an efficient and cohesive EMS system throughout the state to continue improving its services to ensure exceptional patient care.

This report highlights agency accomplishments, activity summaries and goals to be achieved through the devoted, continuous efforts of EMS staff.

Ratepayers will fund the ambulance utility costs so the understaffed fire department can afford to maintain its seven firefighter-paramedics.
Fire apparatus engineer Cory Iverson, 32, was killed while battling the Thomas fire that's 60 miles long and 40 miles wide.
About 20 percent of the 8,000 firefighters battling the wildfires are prison inmates.
Juan Ayala III, 37, was charged for two counts of retail theft after stealing about $8.00 worth of food while wearing his uniform.
Epps has coordinated many facility and operations improvement projects that have helped improve quality, production flow, profitability and corporate communication.
For the first time since 1995, Starkville Fire Department hired a female firefighter, Bethany Allen, who is working on completing her fire academy and EMT training.
Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Sander B. Cohen and Supervisory Special Agent Carlos Wolff were struck and killed Friday on I-270 after Cohen stopped to help Wolff after crashing his car.
Allina Health EMS welcomes newcomers Joan Mellor as Director of External Affairs and Jim Soukup as the Communication Center Director.
Ben Abbott, a two-year member of Wiltshire Air Ambulance, is mentoring his new crew member James Hubbard.
EMS personnel and firefighters have been attending workshops to improve their mental health and may be provided a first responder employee assistance program by the county.
Live music, meals, showers, and trailers for sleeping at Creek Fire Camp provide relief for firefighters battling the wild flames.
Reno County District Court is suing three of the four owners of the Haven Community Ambulance Service for its poor payment arrangements for employees.

Baltimore City Police have arrested 35-year-old Daniel Greene for the murder of a Baltimore County volunteer firefighter, 31-year-oldĀ Jon Hickey.

Denison Fire Rescue is proud to embrace Hanna Lindemuth as their first female crew member.
Dickinson County EMS increased the base pay to $10 an hour since losing 19 employees to better-paying agencies over the last four years.