Posted on June 20, 2018
Davie Fire Rescue Receives 2018 EMS Provider of the Year Award and EMS Educator Award
The Davie Fire Rescue Department is proud to announce the receipt of two awards: the 2018 EMS Provider of the Year from the Florida Department of Health and the Educator of the Year from the Fire Chief’s Association of Broward County.
“These awards are a true reflection of all the hard work and dedication of the Davie Fire Rescue personnel,” said Mayor Judy Paul. “We truly have one of the best EMS not only in the State, but throughout the country.”
The Department of Health award recognizes a licensed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provider that:
- Participates in the Florida Prehospital EMS Tracking and Reporting System (EMSTARS)
- Currently has no administrative action pending from the Department of Health
- Has assumed a leadership role in the Florida EMS system and community
- Has demonstrated outstanding initiative in the area of public education and/or training
- Has demonstrated excellence in the areas of quality assurance/improvement and medical control protocol development/implementation
The Town was selected from over 270 fire rescue providers in the State of Florida.
“Our department has always strived to be on the forefront of innovation, education and implementation to ensure that our residents receive the highest quality EMS service,” said Fire Chief Julie Downey. “Our goal is to always meet and exceed the threshold of service delivery; our personnel set the bar very high.”
Some of the attributes that contribute to the department’s success are:
- Highest cardiac arrest survival rates in the department’s history. This year, they doubled the previous year’s survival rate
- Joined PulsePoint which alerts citizens within a quarter mile of the closest AED device (Davie has also installed stop the bleed kits) to assist in the event of a cardiac arrest
- Developed and hosted the first Resuscitation Academy and trained over 300 healthcare providers in Broward County. This model training program is now being considered for use Statewide
- Launched multiple public education campaigns - CPR, AEDs, Stop the Bleed, car seat installation, and awareness of various medical emergencies, amongst others
- Participated in the development of a pilot study to improve recognition and measuring the severity of strokes to provide faster aide and a more definitive treatment for stroke patients
For over 25 years, the Florida Department of Health has had the honor of recognizing the men and women who provide lifesaving services in times of crisis. This is a small way of paying tribute to the brave medical professionals and agencies that ensure the public’s health and safety in times of an emergency.
Battalion Chief Daniel Moran was recognized by the Fire Chief’s Association of Broward County as the recipient of the Elizabeth Jordan Educator of the Year Award.
This award recognizes an individual who in the role of educator or training officer has created, improved, expanded or consistently worked to bring quality educational programs to EMS personnel.