Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Spotsy Medic Wins Regional Award
Firefighter/Medic David Flint was named EMS Provider of the Year by the Rappahannock EMS Council. Deputy Chief H. Monty Willaford provided these details:
Nominated by Captain Greg Leitz, Flint was recognized for exceptional performance in emergency
medical services (EMS) training and project management.
“David is very active with our EMS training group and is a battalion EMS continuing education instructor. David has been instrumental with many projects this year to include: developing and instructing our 12- Lead EKG, Capnography, ventilator, King Airway, ResQPod, digital thermometers, NG Tubes, nasal intubation training. Additionally, he provided training on Bougie utilization, medication assisted intubation, EZ-IO, VAD, Atrovent, and Sager Traction Programs.”
Flint coordinated the department’s on-shift continuing education program that for advanced life support and basic life support refresher courses. This program alone involved countless hours of planning and preparation. Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management officials estimate that Flint saved Spotsylvania County approximately $80,000 over the past two years in overtime.
Flint was also recognized for precepting three new ALS providers and providing excellent patient care and being a true patient care advocate.