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 and award-winning educator with more than twenty five years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, public and private emergency services and hospital based healthcare systems. Currently a career Fire Captain / Paramedic and EMS Coordinator Rom is a frequent speaker at national conferences and a regular contributor to research, magazines, and textbooks on topics of field operations, leadership, and education in emergency services. Contact Rom via www.romduck.com