RescueDigest Contributors

Elizabeth DuckworthElizabeth Duckworth is the Senior Editor of RescueDigest. An accomplished writer and editor, Elizabeth has written extensively in the fields of healthcare, emergency services and education. She is the co-founder and Director of Education for the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine.

Rom DuckworthEditorial Director of RescueDigest, 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 healthcare systems. Currently a career fire Captain and field paramedic, as an emergency services advocate Rom is a frequent speaker at national conferences and works as a contributor to research, magazines, & textbooks on topics of operations, leadership, and emergency services education. Rom can be found at and on Twitter @romduck
Mike TrenckMichael Trenck has been an emergency service provider for more than fifteen years. Michael presently works as a Firefighter-Paramedic for a career fire department in Connecticut. He holds a Master’s Degree with a concentration in Fire Administration from the University of New Haven and is certified by the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control as a Fire Officer II. Michael can be reached via email.
Karen FaceyKaren A. Facey is a CT Certified Fire Marshal, and works for CT’s largest geographic municipality. Owner of Fire Facts Code Consulting, Karen has her B.S. in Fire Science from the University of New Haven, and M.S. in Administrative Science with concentrations in Emergency Management, and Homeland Security/Terrorism Issues from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Fire Facts Code Consulting provides code public education; fire code consulting; design services for new construction and renovations; pre-inspection to prepare for fire and insurance inspections; and risk assessment, disaster planning, recovery and continuity planning for businesses and governments. Fire Facts can be reached at (203) 733-8380, via email, or on Facebook.
Roy GagneRoy Gagne has been a firefighter in Norwalk, CT for 10 years and has been a Lieutenant since July of 2011. He worked as a Paramedic for 14 years and, prior to that, worked as an Emergency Medical Technician. In his 19 years in emergency services Roy has had the opportunity to obtain his Masters Degree in Organizational Communication and Leadership, as well as multiple Fire and EMS certifications. Roy has taught multiple classes in both fields and strives to continue his own education and career advancement, along with passing on information to other emergency service professionals.
CandiceCandice M. Miller studied International Business and IT at Temple University. She has worked in hospital healthcare for the last nine years and is a recent graduate of Connecticut’s Naugatuck Valley Radiology Technology Program. A Rescue Digest contributor, Candice is also the voice of the Tips and Tricks section of the Rescue Digest Audio Podcast.


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