Howard County EMS History Line

EVENTS

HCFD MEDIC 9

1987

First ALS Chase car

Medic 55 & Medic 10

1989

First ALS unit and Second chase car placed in service

EMS 3 in service

1993

First MDO at Station 9

Field Endotracheal Intubations

1994

First Compensated Medical Director

1996

Dr Kevin Seaman was hired as a part time Medical Director

First all ALS Recruit Class

1996

RC 11

12 lead EKG in the field

1997

EMS 1 in service

1997

EMS 3 was changed to EMS 1

HCFD went to all ALS Transport Units

1997

Chase cars ended

Rapid Sequence Intubation

2000

HCFD & MSP piloted the RSI program in Maryland

EMS 2 in service

2001

EMS 2 placed in service at Station 8

EZ IO drills

2004

Pedimates

2004

Pediatric Transport Devices

RAD 57

2004

AutoPulse placed in service

2004

DFRS implemented the use of various equipment / apparatus to lead the State in EMS Care.

Full Time Medical Director

2010

Dr Seaman became the states first full time Medical Drector

Resuscitation Academy

5/2010

Dr Seaman, Dale Becker, B/C Ray Harne attended the RA in Seatle

EMS Data Analyst hired

2011

EMS Advisory Team

11/2011

First EMSAT Meeting

CPR Specialist hired

2012

First Community CPR specialist hired

Howard County hosted the First Resuscitation Academy

5/2012

First RA on the East Coast

A 26 Pilot

03/7/2013

First Peak Time BLS study Unit

Howard County EMS

05/2013

State EMS Program of the Year

EMEDs implementation

05/14/2013

Howard County adopted the states electronic patient records programs.

MIR is no longer utilized

EMS Award Recipients

Battalion Chief Kevin Buker

2004

American Legion State Award

Deputy Chief John Butler

2005

American Legion State Award

Assistant Chief John Jerome

2006

American Legion State Award

Deputy Chief John Butler

2006

National EMS Provider of the Year by the VFW

Battalion Chief Chuck King

2007

American Legion State Award

Captain Joseph Ross

2008

American Legion State Award

Battalion Chief Chuck King

2008

National EMS Provider of the Year by the VFW

PhysioControl Best Practices Paper

03/2013

Howard County EMS published for Best Practices for CRM and STEMI care.

Captain Dale Becker

04/2013

JEMS EMS top 10 Innovators

EMS Chiefs

Lt Jeffrey King

10/1978 - 03/1979

EMS Officer

Battalion Chief Donald Howell

1989

Battalion Chief Chris Shimer

2000

Assistant Chief Daniel Merson

2001

Battaion Chief John Butler

2008

Battalion Chief Ray Harne

2009

Battalion Chief Chuck King

2010

Battalion Chief Gordon Wallace

2012

Battalion Chief James Brothers

10/2012