City of Medford Oregon / Fire-Rescue / Training / EMS CommitteeEMS Committee
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Committee is made up dedicated line Firefighters who meet monthly with Training / EMS Chief Petersen. The goal of the committee is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Fire Departments EMS program by developing and delivering training, staying abreast of new technologies, monitoring the system through quality assurance, and supporting the
EMS providers in the Medford Fire Department.
Each member has specific responsibilities such as training, supplies, quality assurance, equipment, recertification, exposure control, and standing orders. The committee works closely with the Jackson County Physician Advisor to ensure that the Firefighters are providing the best care possible. Chief Petersen represents the department on the Jackson County EMS, quality assurance, and mass casualty incident committees.
Membership of the committee
Captain / EMT Intermediate Wayne Painter
Captain / Paramedic Dave Heaton
Engineer / Paramedic Tim Harvey
Engineer / Paramedic Erin Sawall
Firefighter / Paramedic Dave Ackles
Firefighter / Paramedic Randy Green
Firefighter / EMT Intermediate Joel Matlock
Firefighter / Paramedic Kevin Watt
Firefighter / Paramedic Bill Parks
Firefighter / Paramedic Chuck Glose