A Fire Medic Perspective Podcast Episode 18: Improving Joint PD, FD and EMS Operations

EMS Roundtable A Fire Medic Perspective Podcast: Improving PD, FD and EMS Emergency Operations.


Rom Duckworth sits down with Fire / EMS advocate and Redding, CT Police Chief Doug Fuchs to discuss police, fire and EMS working together, local success and failures, how they’re representative of services across the country and how collaboration impacts safety and situational awareness.

Doug Fuchs has been a law enforcement officer since 1988 beginning in Boston, MA and is now the Chief of the Redding, CT Police Department. A past president of the CT Police Chief’s Association and current adjunct professor of criminal justice, Chief Fuchs has extensive experience in joint operations with career and volunteer fire and EMS agencies.

In this episode Chief Fuchs shares some stories about when a simple medical call can go wrong, even for a police chief, “taking care of each other” at Sandy Hook, best practices for “working together”, tips for getting along on scene and more.

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About romduck

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder, author, and educator with more than thirty years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and private emergency medical services. Rom is a career fire captain and paramedic EMS Coordinator for the Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department and director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine. Rom holds a master’s degree in public administration, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program, and is the recipient of the NAEMT Presidential Award, American Red Cross Hero Award, Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero Award, and the EMS 10 Innovators Award. Rom is the author of "Duckworth on Education," as well as chapters in more than a dozen EMS, fire, rescue, and medical textbooks and over 100 published articles in fire and EMS magazines. A member of the NAEMT Board of Directors, as well as other national and international advocacy and advisory boards, Rom continues to work for the advancement of emergency services professions. Contact Rom via www.romduck.com