FIRE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
EMS Branch Vision Statement:
To provide superior patient centric ALS/BLS pre-hospital care; providing timely, professional, highly skilled and qualified customer services to the warfighter, sailors, family members and civilians we are entrusted to serve. Commitment to excellence through maintaining EMS advancements, continuous quality improvement (CQI), expanding educational platforms, professional development, delivery system efficiency and internal/external stakeholder collaboration through mutual partnerships. Continue to lead the DoD with an inclusive culture, commitment to the team’s well-being and safety, and to put service before self.
Develop a comprehensive continuous quality improvement patient care program in support of San Diego protocols to track individual performance, compliance and trends. CQI will be designed to educate providers, enhance patient care, and provide an opportunity to develop lessons learned through the process of identifying education and training shortfalls, review of case studies, follow up on patient’s dispositions, and risk management principles – prevention and error reduction.
Develop a professional development model for the advancement of para-medicine professionals to ensure appropriate supervision, field training, and field observation. Review the current ambulance deployment model and conduct an analysis on call types, call volume, response times, staffing, overlapping call’s frequency, transport/in-service times, and transport apparatus locations that seek opportunities to enhance the level of service for EMS to the community.
Review the current EMT-Basic Driver Operator/BLS Attendant Program that pursues and delivers opportunities for scenario based training, hands on assessment skills, BLS transport confidence and teamwork with an ALS provider for all call types. Continue to build bilateral relationships to foster a sustainable and comprehensive continuing education program for EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedics.