The Congressional Fire Services Institute and Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) have honored three fire departments for best practices and innovative solutions in the delivery of emergency medical services with the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award. The award presentation took place on April 16th at the 27th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, D.C.
We’re very pleased to share that one of our customers was among the honorees: City of Scottsdale (AZ) Fire Department. Congratulations for your innovative practice of establishing an alternate care site at large events to take care of patients in need of medical attention.
The three fire departments to receive the 2015 Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Awards were:
- Caribou (ME) Fire and Ambulance Department: Improvements in staffing to provide better emergency medical care to patients, and enhanced rehab protocols to insure the health and wellbeing of responding personnel.
- County of Henrico (VA) Division of Fire: Cooperative relationships with the U.S. Military and Department of Defense that have enabled the agency to gain access to equipment and training used by the military to treat soldiers in combat. Through these efforts, Henrico Fire has improved its trauma care.
- City of Scottsdale (AZ) Fire Department: Establishment of an alternate care site at large events to identify and treat alcohol intoxication so patients could be safely discharged to home and bypass the emergency department.
“CFSI takes great pride in co-sponsoring the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award with Masimo,” said CFSI President Bill Jenaway. “Through this program, we are able to recognize important innovations in fire service-based emergency medical care that other fire departments can adopt to enhance their own emergency medical care systems.”