To keep their paramedic certification current, Firefighter paramedics from Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R), Gresham Fire & Emergency Services, and Port of Portland alongside AMR ambulance paramedics will be taking part in a Multnomah County Joint Training Session during the month of October.
The joint training instruction, lecture, and hands-on exercises will be instructed by Dr. Jui. Dr. Jui is the Portland Fire and EMS medical direction as well as the Multnomah County Medical Director. Dr. Jui has been the County Medical Director since 1995. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Infection Control.
During the course of the joint training, paramedics will have the opportunity to practice various trauma scenarios using new emergency medical equipment, and put to use clinical decision making skills. This type of training helps establish relationships and fosters open lines of communication between the different agencies.
Firefighter paramedics at PF&R are responsible for a range of knowledge and skills, including new information resulting from the constant growth and evolution of the field of emergency medical care. In order to maintain up-to-date proficiency, PF&R firefighter paramedics are required to regularly participate in educational programs that provide exposure to new knowledge and skills resulting from advances in emergency medical care.
Emergency Medical Services in Portland
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Portland is provided via public Advanced Life Support (ALS) agencies that provide first response and paramedic services and a contracted ambulance transport service. ALS first response is provided by PF&R while the ambulance transport is provided by AMR ambulance services. AMR is contracted through Multnomah County to provide ambulance transportation in the City of Portland.
Questions about PF&R’s EMS services? Contact Portland Fire's Administrative Office at (503) 823-3700.
Portland Fire & Rescue
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October 11, 2010