- About Med-Act
Battalion Chief of Training
The Battalion Chiefs of Training are responsible for providing continuing education and training necessary to meet the demands of the system, as well as recertification requirements for both the Kansas State Board of Emergency Medical Services (KSBEMS) and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). The Chiefs assist with orientation and training for new employees and employees who are promoted to new positions within the department, and provide programs that help develop all employees in the areas of clinical expertise.
Training Chiefs assist with monitoring and evaluating departmental personnel performance as it applies to clinical, educational, and operational issues. This is accomplished through review of patient reports, biomedical reports, written and psychomotor testing, and observing performance at the scene and during patient transport.
They assist in the development and revision of departmental clinical protocols, other department policies and procedures, and program design. They also research EMS related practices, and conduct retrospective and prospective studies to determine the efficacy of EMS practices.
Each Training Chief is assigned a shift. The Chief will interact with crews in the field on calls or at their stations to conduct training sessions as needed. The Chief will also provide necessary training equipment as requested by crews for in-station trainings.
Public Information Officer / BLS Educator
The Public Information Officer is responsible for providing press releases to the public about pertinent health and prevention related topics and preparing media responses to time critical incidents. The Public Information Officer is responsible for maintaining social media venues and working with the Community Education Officer on program announcements and prevention related activities.
The BLS Educator role serves as the liaison to the County Fire Departments for BLS education. Training material is developed and taught across the County to area Fire Departments to ensure consistency in patient care across the County at the BLS level.
Community Education Officer
Johnson County Med-Act realizes that the first person at the scene of most emergencies is a private citizen. The citizen becomes the first link in the chain of survival for the victim. Training citiizens in both CPR and First Aid strengthens that very important link. Public information and education programs offered through Johnson County Med-Act include injury prevention as well as informational programs.
The Community Education Officer is responsible for developing new educational programs, updating existing programs, and representing Med-Act in a variety of forums. This person is also responsible for assisting the Public Information Officer when appropriate and assisting with social media updates.