How Interoperability Helped Fight Wildfire

Recorded Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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Webinar Description

Northern California experienced fast-moving wildfires during the fall of 2017, where more than 1,500 structures were destroyed and at least 17 people perished. A state of emergency was declared in eight counties.

Join Douglas Butler, Jr. – formerly of Coastal Valleys EMS Agency – to hear how they battled the raging wildfire, and used preparedness solutions already in place to aid the response and maintain open lines of communication. Douglas will bring you in to the wildfire and share his experience of using software to battle a natural disaster.

You may not ever experience a situation like his, but his story can help you prepare for hurricanes, snow storms, blizzards, floods and more.

About the Presenter

Douglas Butler, Jr.

Douglas Butler, Jr.

Former Data Systems Manager, Coastal Valleys EMS

Douglas Butler Jr. began his EMS career in 2003 and has worked throughout the State of California. He has filled many roles including EMT, Paramedic, FTO/Paramedic Preceptor, EMD/EFD Certified 9-1-1 Dispatcher, EMS Educator, Regional Faculty (AHA) and Clinical Manager.

As a Clinical Manager for AMR, Doug discovered his passion for data and quality improvement which led to his most recent position as Data Systems Manager for Coastal Valleys EMS Agency, a multi-county EMS regulatory entity.

Doug has implemented multiple ImageTrend platforms for CVEMSA and served as data consultant for REACH Air Medical’s ImageTrend system. Doug is a second generation paramedic and when not working is often camping with his dog Medic.

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