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Grapevine Fire Department Wins World Chapionship

BY GRAPEVINE WEEKLY STAFF

Grapevine, Texas. November 12, 2018

On November 1, Grapevine Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedics, James Jansen, and Tyson Doucet, secured the first place title at a global competition while attending the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) World Expo in Nashville, Tennessee. EMS professionals from around the world attend this five-day conference consisting of workshops and exhibits. This training and educational event is designed to increase skills for quality patient care, offers state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge implementation. With a focus on progressive curriculum and technology, this exposition’s primary focus is on life-saving solutions. 

This was the second year for Grapevine Fire Department personnel to attend the Expo and the first time they participated in the EMS World Clinical Challenge. The clinical challenge consists of a competition where teams of two respond to challenging scenarios implemented by highly trained emergency personnel that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. A panel of judges evaluate the performance of participants and provide valuable feedback. 

Jansen and Doucet, who work on separate shifts within the Grapevine Fire Department competed against 37 teams comprised of EMS professionals consisting of paramedics, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. Jansen and Doucet received top marks overall in their first scenario, therefore advancing as one of the top three teams. The final scenario testing involved a female with an altered level of consciousness with a high index of suspicion as an overdose. A video of the winning scenario may be viewed at bit.ly/2Dnuqs4.



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