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NTVFD and KFD Host Training


February 25, 2010

Ketchikan, Alaska - The North Tongass Fire Department and Ketchikan Fire Department hosted a 48-hour Paramedic refresher course February 15th - 20th.

Students learn effective airway management skills on a training mannequin.
Photo courtesy KFD

The 6-day course started on February 15 & 16 with Dr. Barbara (BJ) Coopes and Dr. Nola McManus from Providence Medical Center in Anchorage presenting the two-day "Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Professionals" course.

On February 17 & 18 Paramedic Instructors Johnathon Larsen and Norm Nedel from Seattle Medic-One presented advanced airway and cardiac care classes.

The final two days (February 19 & 20) were spent with Paramedic Instructor Anjela Johnson of SEREMS, Local Physicians and Surgeons; Dr. Mark Raine, Dr. Guy Burman, Dr. Bruce Schwartz and Dr. William Anthes presenting various materials regarding pre-hospital patient care and management to the students.

Student Forrest McGillis applies what he has learned on a training mannequin.
Photo courtesy KFD

Up to thirty students from the following agencies participated in the training:

North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department
Ketchikan Fire Department
SEREMS (Southeast Region Emergency Medical Services) Council from Sitka
Alicia Roberts Clinic, Prince of Whales
Iliuliuk Clinic, Unalaska/Dutch Harbor
Unalaska Fire Department
General Emergency Medical Services (GEMS), Hoonah
South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department
Guardian Flight



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Ketchikan Fire Department


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