TargetSolutions is excited to announce the creation of the EMS Advisory Board. The new six-member panel has been formed to deliver TargetSolutions’ Content team with valuable recommendations to improve existing EMS continuing education courses, as well as review new training material during the development process.
The board was initially created in late 2013 and held its first group meeting during the EMS Today Conference in Washington D.C. in February. With more than 160 hours of accredited EMS continuing education courses available on TargetSolutions’ online training system, the board has a unique opportunity to influence existing courses, as well as future EMS refresher training that can be scheduled, delivered and tracked through the industry’s leading computer-based training platform.
TargetSolutions took careful consideration during the selection of members for the board, which features a diverse group of experienced individuals from a wide range of settings across the EMS industry.
Here is a brief overview of the members on the board:
Dr. Bradley Elias, MD: Is a board-certified emergency medicine physician in Jacksonville, Florida. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Florida and is affiliated with the Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville.
Dr. Charles E. Moreland, Battalion Chief: Has 27 years of fire and rescue experience and has worked through the ranks from Firefighter/Paramedic to the Director/Fire Chief of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (JFRD) in Jacksonville, Florida.
Michael Fraley, Paramedic: Has over 25 years of experience in EMS. He’s held a wide range of roles including flight paramedic, EMS coordinator, service director and educator. Fraley is also the coordinator of a regional trauma advisory council in North Central Wisconsin.
Paul Costello, EMT-P, FF, Fire Service Instructor: Has over 25 years of experience in EMS and fire rescue. His published works include participation in a novel QA/QI initiative that led to an early adoption of the CARES program in his region. Paul is also an award-winning paramedic of his own right, as a former paramedic of the year.
Mike Binney, Training Lieutenant: Has been working in EMS for 12 years and now serves as a Training Lieutenant of EMS at West Metro Fire Rescue in Lakewood, Colorado. Working closely with medical direction, he develops QM-driven curriculum and manages West Metro’s online learning platform for state and national recertification for 375 providers.
Fran Hildwine, Paramedic: A Life Support Educator and Simulation Technician with the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and a paramedic with Chester County Hospital.
Ricky L. Rod, RN, CEN, NREMT-P: A QA/QI Clinical Nurse Coordinator for the EMS Division, Rural/Metro San Diego and San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Brad Smith, Paramedic, Fire Lieutenant: Started his career in public safety in Newton, Mass., as an EMT in 1981.
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