1st Coronavirus Webinar with Paramedic Chiefs of Canada on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 | Recording and Handouts

1st Coronavirus Webinar with Paramedic Chiefs of Canada on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 | Recording and Handouts

PCC Webcast: 2019-nCoV “Coronavirus” – Emerging Infectious Disease – Feb-3-2020

View Webinar Recording

View Webinar Slides

Additional Resources Mentioned During the Webinar:

Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV – What Public Safety/First Responders Can Do

Resource URLs for Public Safety Worker-Related Agencies & Organizations

EMS1 Article by Rob Lawrence. Snohomish County, Washington, officials describe the EMS transport of the first confirmed 2019-nCoV patient in the U.S.
Quick Take: Transporting Patient One – Coronavirus in the US


FirstWatch helped the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC) host an informational webinar on the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus, Monday, February 3rd at 9 am Pacific/12 noon Eastern. The PCC began holding similar informational discussions during the SARS outbreak and worked with FirstWatch during the subsequent H1N1 and Ebola outbreaks. This PCC webinar was open to anyone, but we especially wanted to invite FirstWatch customers to get the most recent information on the Coronavirus and FirstWatch trigger surveillance. During this webinar participants received an update on the Coronavirus, current public safety-related information, and learned from a discussion with a team from Snohomish County, WA where the first North American patient was confirmed.


Co-facilitators: Kyle Sereda and Ken Luciak
Webinar facilitation and FirstWatch SitRep: Todd Stout


– Silvia Verdugo, MD, MPH, Medical Advisor – FirstWatch
– Pam Farber, RN, EMT-P, Public Health Advisor – FirstWatch

Guest Speakers shared their experience about the first Coronavirus patient in North America
– Eric Cooper, MD, Medical Program Director – Snohomish County EMS
– Scott Dorsey, MS, Assistant Chief/Planning – Snohomish County Fire District 7
– Robert Eastman, Deputy Chief – South County Fire
– Kurt Mills, Executive Director – Snohomish County 911

Date and Time Presented:
Session date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Start time:  9 am Pacific / 12 noon Eastern
Duration: 1 hour

For further information visit:

Paramedic Chiefs of Canada: ‘Coronavirus’ – Emerging Infections Disease page

Additional information related to 9-1-1 call-taking can be found at the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch: Novel Coronavirus page

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