Brattleboro August 2022 EMS Update

Brattleboro Fire Department
103 Elliot Street * Brattleboro, VT 05301 * 8022544831 *
Leonard Howard III Charles Keir III
Fire Chief Assistant Chief

Focused, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence

Brattleboro Selectboard
Assistant Fire Chief Charles Keir
August 9, 2022
August EMS Update

Per the request of the Brattleboro Selectboard, I am to provide a monthly EMS update relative to the operations and any pertinent data collected. The last update was provided on July 19, 2022. This update is representative of that date till the date written on August 9, 2022.

Since July 1, 2022, the Brattleboro Fire Department (BFD) has responded to 313 EMS calls and 132 fire– related emergencies. On August 2, 2022, the BFD answered an astonishing 28 calls for service. 21 of those emergencies were EMS calls and 2 of the 28 were working fires in the Town of Hinsdale NH. To this date, no mutual aid has been requested into the Town of Brattleboro by the BFD.

Staff morale from both agencies remains high. BFD and Golden Cross employees have been working together closely as a team and continue to learn from each other. Golden Cross employees are learning the town, while BFD employees learn the intricacies of transporting patients. Each day employees train together on EMS and other emergencyrelated topics. Training in the pathophysiology of cardiacrelated conditions to firefighter rehab can often be heard between emergencies.

Both Doctor Suozzi and Doctor Storn have been active in quality assurance and quality improvement (QA/QI) of both random incidents and calls with a high level of clinical interventions performed on emergency scenes. On July 25, 2022, Dr. Storn also provided inperson training to BFD and Golden Cross staff on the clinical outcomes of patient care provided and QA/QI of those emergencies.

The seven (7) staff members of BFD enrolled in the AdvancedEMT (AEMT) program are now working on the needed preceptor hours before testing with the National Registry of EMTs. This includes two parts. First, working with Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Emergency Department working with their Nurses and Doctors. Secondly, working with experienced emergency providers performing specific interventions within their new skills set of an AEMT.

Some current data statics pulled from July 1, 2022, till August 9, 2022:

Total EMS Calls: 313

Average Response Time: 3:57 mins.

Average Time of Call: 27:00 mins.
Need for 2 ambulances: 55

Need for 3 ambulances: 8

Need for Mutual Aid: 0

Transported Patients: 199

Golden Cross Invoiced: $72,216.40 (as of 7/26/22)

Be of service,

Charles W. Keir III

Assistant Chief / Town Health Officer

Brattleboro Fire Department

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