2018 CONFERENCE COURSES
TRAINING SYMPOSIUM COURSES
HERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF SOME OF THE COURSES OFFERED AT THE 2018 TRAINING SYMPOSIUM
RESCUE TASK FORCE CONCEPTS
Lt. Gregg Brady-FDNY EMS Special Operations Command (Sat)
Carlos Tavarez,FF/EMT-P, FP-C/Josh Granada, FF/EMT-P-OrlandoFire Dept. (Sunday)
Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS agencies across the United States are creating ‘rescue task forces’ as a preferred response model to an active shooter incident. A rescue task force team includes law enforcement to provide force protection and medical teams, typically comprised of fire and EMS personnel, to treat the wounded during an active threat. New York City Agencies have developed a unique Rescue Task Force model to address the challenges faced in our area. Lt. Brady is assigned to the FDNY Special Operations Command and is integral in the planning and implementation of the Rescue Task Force in one of the most diverse and challenging cities in the world
'ONE DAY IN BOSTON..' - THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING -LESSONS LEARNED
Denny Chan, EMT-P-BOSTON EMS SPECIAL OPERATIONS
We are proud to welcome Boston EMS Special Operations Division to the NYTEMS Training Symposium. Paramedic Denny Chan and his colleagues responded to the Boston Marathon Bombing and encountered one of the most challenging MCI and terrorist events in US history. Paramedic Chan reviews the challenges and lessons learned before, during and the events that followed. Hear first hand how Boston EMS overcame these challenges to save numerous lives that Monday in Boston.
‘ORLANDO STRONG’ - PULSE NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING
FF/PM Carlos Tavarez, FF/PM Josh Granada-ORLANDO F.D.
Orlando is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world. There is also a bustling nightlife and a relatively nonchalant feel to “The City Beautiful” One evening, a domestic terrorist entered the Pulse Nightclub, a beloved establishment in downtown Orlando and began shooting patrons with automatic weapons. There were many challenges encountered that night from logistics, communication and a massive amount of patients with high caliber wounds. Firefighter Paramedics Carlos Tavarez and Josh Granada were 500 feet away in Orlando Fire Dept.-Rescue 7 when people began running to the firehouse bleeding, carried, in vehicles with multiple gunshot wounds and they began triaging and treating the shooting victims. Hear the first hand account of these 2 Orlando FD Paramedics who were instrumental in not only treating but triaging and coordinating resources in the vital minutes after the incident began.
INTRODUCTION TO TACTICAL FIRST RESPONSE FOR THE FIRE SERVICE
FF Bryan Kelly, EMT-P-FDNY Squad 1, Capt Garrett Pingol, EMT-P-Ft. Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
Firefighters encounter unique challenges while operating and often find themselves dealing with fire suppression or rescue when the scene turns violent. Learn how to recognize, treat, and survive when violence erupts on a fire scene. Learn the signs and symptoms of shock, how to treat immediate massive hemorrhage, penetrating trauma, treating and extracting a patient in bunker gear and different wounding patterns that may be encountered with SCBA and other protective gear. This is an introduction to the 8 hour Tactical First Response for the Fire Service course developed by Medicine in Bad Places. Learn tips and tricks on how to survive from experts FF Bryan Kelly, EMT-P (FDNY Squad 1-Brooklyn/FDNY Fire Academy Rescue Medic Lead Instructor) and Capt. Garrett Pingol, EMT-P (Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue-Special Operations)
‘I CAN’T SEE THE CORDS’ RECOGNIZING A DIFFICULT AIRWAY; ADVANCED AIRWAY PEARLS, PITFALLS AND PROCEDURES
Dr. Mark Silverberg, MD, FACEP-Asst. Residency Director Kings County Hospital- Dept. of Emergency Medicine
Everyone can intubate, Right? What happens when you can’t? What if you can’t ventilate? Do you know how to recognize a difficult airway? Learn from Dr Mark Silverberg, Assistant Residency Director and Emergency Physician at one of the “toughest ERs in the US”, Brooklyn’s Kings County Hospital. Dr. Silverberg will teach you what to look for and how to manage any airway in most any situation. Knowledge is key, and without an airway..well, you’re dead.
“FROM THE BATTLEFIELD TO THE STREET” MASSIVE HEMORRHAGE CONTROL WITH THE EXPERTS
Sr. Chief, Tom LaFemina (USN), Tactical Medic-Suffolk Police, Kellen Gumm, PA-C, (USN-Fmr) HM2 (Fleet Marine Force)
The guidelines and best practices for Tactical Medicine and the treatment of life threatening hemorrhage come directly from the battlefield. What may be a once in a career event for us as first responders is an everyday and sometimes multiple per day occurrence for the men and women of the US Military Medical Command. The US Navy Corpsmen are some of the most highly trained and well respected providers in the world and assigned to some of the toughest combat areas in theater. Learn why hemorrhage control in the first seconds of injury is paramount to survival. If you don’t think so or don’t carry a Tourniquet (or two) this course will open your eyes to the brutal reality of bleeding control and the world in which we work in every day both here and abroad.
‘ANOTHER NIGHT IN THE BIG EASY’ - BOURBON STREET SHOOTING AND THE LAND OF THE 24 HOUR PARTY
Captain Keeley Williams, NREMT-P-New Orleans EMS Special Operations, Tactical Medic New Orleans SWAT
Bourbon Street in New Orleans is well known for alcohol, partying, drugs and petty theft. Mardi Gras season brings people from across the world and the Men and Women of New Orleans EMS respond to hundreds thousands of calls for help every year. Captain Keeley Williams (well known from A+E series ‘Nightwatch’” is the field supervisor for the city that truly never sleeps and is rapidly moving up the list as one of the most violent cities in the US. One particular shift, an individual opened fire on partygoers in Bourbon Street in the French Quarter and Capt. Williams was one of the first on scene. Hear how what normally is controlled chaos 365 days a year turned into mayhem and how New Orleans EMS responded, extracted and treated all the victims in record time. Being a Paramedic in the Big Easy is challenging alone, being a Supervisor comes with its own set of challenges. This course is a question and answer style interactive forum dealing with the dynamics of operating at large scale events, interoperability and ‘controlling chaos’.
PLUS SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS FROM
DR. STEPHEN RUSH, MD-MEDICAL DIRECTOR USAF PARARESCUE
DR. AMADO ALEJANDRO BAEZ, MD, FACEP-TACTICAL PHYSICIAN
CHAIRMAN OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE-KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL
CHAIRMAN-TACTICAL MEDICINE-AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS
DR. DOMINIC MARINO DVM (LI VETERINARY SPECIALISTS; CBP/FBI/ATF/NYPD K-9)
CHIEF JOSEPH MARINO-PORT AUTHORITY NY& NJ
AVIATION FIRE CHIEF-LAGUARDIA AIRPORT CRASH FIRE RESCUE
DETECTIVE WALLACE ZEINS-NYPD HOSTAGE NEGOTIATION TEAM (RET.)
SAL VASI-LEAD INTELLIGENGE ANALYST
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION-NEW YORK FIELD OFFICE
SGT. ARTHUR KAKIS, EMT-P; NEW YORK STATE POLICE SORT TEAM
ASST. TEAM LEADER/LEAD TACTICAL MEDIC; USAF PARARESCUE (FMR)
INVESTIGATOR SCOTT THOMPSON, EMT-B (NYC DEPT OF CORRECTION- GANG INTEL (RET)
...AND MANY MORE