Author - Jenny Abercrombie

FirstWatch Webinar: Fire Operations and Accreditation Monitoring and Reporting | June 22nd

The FirstWatch Fire Operations Analytics/Accreditation Module (FOAM) provides you with accurate and verifiable data that produces consistent and creditable management information based upon the accreditation requirements of CFAI and from any combination of data sources that are required to report on the specific dimensions of importance to you.

JEMS – FirstWatch and Fitch EMS Foundation Announce Jack Stout EMS Fellowship

The Jack Stout EMS Fellowship, endowed by FirstWatch, will be open to any aspiring EMS leader who is interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills to lead EMS systems now and in the future. Named for the late Jack Stout, considered to be the father of high-performance EMS systems, the Fellowship will allow selected individuals to learn the principles espoused by Stout.

Resilience Dialogues – February 11, 2022

These dialogues are open forums to explore resilience, all the things that cause stress in our lives, relationships, and more. Please join us for these monthly interactive sessions where everyone, including family members, is welcome. They will be held the second Friday of the month at 9am Pacific Time.

Resilience Dialogues – January 14, 2022

These dialogues are open forums to explore resilience, all the things that cause stress in our lives, relationships, and more. Please join us for these monthly interactive sessions where everyone, including family members, is welcome. They will be held the second Friday of the month at 9am Pacific Time.

Data Driven Decisions for Dispatch – the “Why” of Academy Analytics | January 11, 2022

The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED), Priority Dispatch, and FirstWatch—the teams behind the Academy Analytics program that makes it easy to track, view, and use emergency communications center data—give us an insightful look into the why of data-driven decision-making. From providing insights to what is and isn’t working, to accurately determining if an issue is tied to a person, policy, or protocol, you’ll learn how the right tools can provide actionable information that makes a difference.

Update on the Omicron Variant & Review of Mitigation Strategies for COVID-19

Omicron, the latest Variant of Concern, has become dominant in the U.S. and is gaining on the Delta Variant in Canada.  This follows its sudden surge in dominance over other strains in many countries in Africa and in Europe and confirms its increased infectiousness in the U.S.  This article includes an update on Omicron, mostly through the use of links to articles about its known and suspected traits, including differences from previous COVID-19 strains.  Due to some of these...

Intro to Seasonal Influenza (Flu) 101 for 2021-2022

This document serves as an introduction, or review, for topics related to Seasonal Flu and what can be anticipated in the 2021-22 Flu Season.  It includes a description of Flu, prevention, at risk groups, flu shots, incubation, symptoms, testing & diagnosis, and more.  It also has links to both CDC and Canada Health resources on many of the topics. View/Download Full Document

CDC Intro to Omicron & Review of COVID-19 Vaccinations & Boosters

The CDC EPIC (Emergency Partners Information Connection) Extra contains info on the new Variant of Concern – Omicron - and what can be done to protect against it.  There is also information on the current recommendations on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.  There are many links to more in-depth information on the topics. View/Download Full Document

EMS World – FirstWatch and Hello Driven Announce CAPCE Accreditation

CARLSBAD, CA—FirstWatch and Hello Driven announced November 30, 2021, the accreditation of their Driven Resilience Training by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). This will allow emergency medical services professionals to receive continuing education credits by using the app, which helps users develop resilience.