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The MEDIC Dispatch News From The Front Line November 29, 2010

Construction Alert! Mecklenburg

As part of the US 29/NC 49 Roadway Improvement Project, Rocky River Road at the intersection of N. Tryon Street (US 29) closed on Friday, September 17th. Due to unforeseen underground utility conflicts, this work has been delayed. According to the Charlotte Department of Transportation, this section of Rocky Rover Road is now scheduled to reopen on Saturday, December 4th. This will allow the contractor to perform work in the area for the US 29/NC 49 Roadway Improvement Project. A detour is set up using University

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City Blvd. (NC 49) and Harris Blvd. Driveways to residents and businesses will remain open. CATS will be affected. This Week: Radio Call Signs


Makeup InService Dates


Training Schedule


For questions about this road closure, please contact Travis Stewart at 704.353.0500 or via e-mail at Thank you.


Radio Call Signs

Fireplace Safety

Starting the morning of Wednesday, December 1st we will change Medic’s supervisor and administration radio call signs. The radio call sign change allows for alignment to closely

As the weather gets colder, more residents are beginning to use their fireplace as an additional heat source. Here are some tips to ensure that you

match our reorganization structure. These changes take effect at 06:30 on December 1st and a full list will be available at the Logistics window. For questions about the new radio call signs, please contact Michael Stanford at

and your loved ones remain safe while enjoying your fireplace! 1. Do not burn trash, plastics, chemicals, wrapping paper, magazines, Thank you.

colored or coated papers (including newspaper fliers, junk mail, etc.). Never burn charcoal, coal or holiday wreaths/trees in the fireplace.

Position Executive Director Deputy Director-Ops Deputy Director-L&D Deputy Director-Adm EP&SO Supervisor Medical Director

Radio# 101 102 103 104 108 109

Name Joe Penner Barry Bagwell Kevin Staley Jeff Keith Michael Stanford Tom Blackwell

Ops Manager-A Ops Supervisor-A Ops Supervisor-A Ops Supervisor-A Ops Supervisor-A Ops Supervisor-A

110 111 112 113 114 115

Keith Overcash David Brown Tim Marshburn Don Shue TBD TBD

3. Use your fireplace or wood stove sparingly for special

Ops Manager-B Ops Supervisor-B Ops Supervisor-B Ops Supervisor-B Ops Supervisor-B Ops Supervisor-B

120 121 122 123 124 125

Bob Francis Don Overcash TBD John Crunk TBD Beth Wally

6. Never use gasoline, charcoal lighter or other flammable liquids when attempting to light or re-ignite a fire. The vapors of these products can explode without warning.

131 132 133 134

assigned by vehicle

Ops Manager-S


Bryan Edwards

Ops Manager-C


Todd Sims

CE Manager Ed/QI Specialist Ed/QI Specialist PD Supervisor

170 173 174 179

Melissa Garifo Steve Vandeventer Brian Shimberg Debbie Parrish

Public Relations

182 183 189

Kristin Young Amy Johnson Kelly Gahan

On-duty On-duty On-duty On-duty

Relief Ops Relief Ops Relief Ops Relief Ops

Sup Sup Sup Sup

Risk &Safety Coordinator

EMS Fellow

2. Monitor to your smoke levels. Build small fires rather than large, smoldering or “roaring” ones. Use seasoned hardwoods that burn hot and provide complete combustion. occasions. A fireplace or wood stove should never be used as a primary heat source within the home. 4. Use a gas log when possible. 5. Clean your chimney often.

7. Do not allow small children near the fireplace without adult supervision.

assigned by vehicle

8. Never leave a fire unattended and always make sure

assigned by vehicle

that a fire in the fireplace/wood stove is completely out before going to bed or leaving the home.

assigned by vehicle

9. Be sure to remove flammable materials that hang or in close proximity to your fireplace or wood stove. 10. Make sure you have basic fire safety knowledge and equipment before using a fireplace or woodstove. Keep a type ABC fire extinguisher close by, install a screen that completely covers the fireplace opening, equip your home with smoke detectors and use a spark arrester on top of your chimney. For more information on fireplace safety, please contact Risk and Safety Specialist, Amy Johnson, at 704.943.6095, 980.395.3054 or via e-mail at 2

Makeup InService FREE Dates

Medical Journal & ECG Club

Below are the makeup

The Flying Saucer proved to be a

InService dates for the month of November. Please be sure to register for one of the following

fun, relaxed setting for the first off -site meeting of the Medical Journal and ECG Club. We reviewed six published ECG's

dates and times below. All employees must be in uniform and all sessions will be held in the Medic

from patients who either died shortly after the ECG was obtained, or had a significant delay in diagnosis due to ECG misinterpretation. We also


discussed two journal articles on the risks and benefits of spinal immobilization: Out-of-hospital Spinal Immobilization: Its Effect on Neurologic Injury from Academic Emergency Medicine; and Spine Immobilization

Tuesday, Dec 14th 1200-1600 Wednesday, Dec 15th

in Penetrating Trauma: More Harm Than Good? from The Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care.

1200-1600 If you have any questions or to register for the above November makeup InService dates, please be sure to contact Robin Pariso in Medical Services at

Attendance and interest for this meeting was significantly increased and so we will host the next couple of meetings at the Saucer. Please be sure to join us for our next meeting tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 7th. More to follow... Thank you.

Scholarship Program

HRA Results

The Dept of Homeland Security Scholarship & Fellowship

Please be

Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations. Eligible students must be studying in a homeland security-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics field and meet the

advised that all HRA results from October’s Medic Health &

following criteria:

Benefits Fair have been compiled.

* Undergraduate students * U.S. citizenship required * Funding available for fall 2011 * Full tuition and monthly stipends * Includes 10-week summer internships at federal research facilities or DHS Centers of Excellence * Application Deadline: January 5, 2011

The HRA results have been placed in your Medic mailbox for any employee who did not have a chance to meet with a Carolina HealthCare System health counselor last month. Anyone with questions about their individual HRA results is encouraged to contact your physician or see Nurse Kate if you are comfortable doing so.

For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Scholarship Program website at

Thank you.


Nov/Dec 2010 Sun







28 B

29 A

30 A




4 A






10 B

11 B

Recertification Testing

12 B

13 A

Recertification Testing

19 A

20 B

14 A

15 B

Nov Makeup InService

Nov Makeup InService



21 B

22 A

16 B

17 A

Recertification Testing

23 A

Thanksgiving Holiday


Medic Offices Closed

26 B

28 A

29 B

18 A

Recertification Testing

24 B

ACLS Training @ CPCC—North Campus

Recertification Testing 27 A

Recertification Testing

30 B

25 B

31 A

Thanksgiving Holiday Medic Offices Closed Medic Calendar In-Service Training Medic Events Holidays Recertification Testing



AHA Refresher Classes at CPCC Please contact Mary Ferracci at Classes will be held at the North Campus in Rooms CJ119. Class times are from 1300—1700 ACLS DEC - 20 = **Pre-registration is mandatory**

NC Scope of Practice Recertification Testing

**YOU MUST RECERTIFY DURING YOUR TEST MONTH** ALL CON ED must be up to date at time of testing.

Mecklenburg EMS Agency

To schedule a test appt date and time, email Robin Pariso at

4525 Statesville Road Charlotte, NC 28269

DEC 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20 (Expiration Dates JAN – MAR 2011)

Tel: 704-943-6000 Fax: 704-943-6001

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