Resuscitation Workshop/ Firefighter Down CPR
Aaron Dix/Kevin Crosby
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Resuscitation Workshop – Survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest remains low nationwide. Studies attribute a lack of adherence to resuscitation guidelines and inconsistent CPR quality as two significant factors. This workshop will focus on developing a team-based approach to resuscitation, including managing a down firefighter.
Firefighter Down CPR – This course is designed to outline the risk of sudden cardiac arrest in firefighters as well as teach how to quickly remove a firefighter from their turnout gear. The course will provide step by step instructions on how to quickly remove a firefighter from their turnout gear while performing CPR and steps to take in limited manpower situations. Departments can modify the material taught in class to suit the needs of their department. Original material is based on the FD-CPR content.
Aaron Dix is the Executive Director for Prisma Health Emergency Medical Services and Patient Flow. Prisma Health operates a large EMS agency providing 911, critical care, EMD, mobile integrated health, ALS, and BLS services throughout the Upstate and Midlands of SC. In addition to his responsibilities at Prisma Health, Aaron is a Fire Commissioner for Clear Spring Fire Rescue and serves on the Executive Board of the South Carolina EMS Association.
Kevin Crosby is a Battalion Chief (Chief Medical Coordinator) with the Greenville City Fire Department and is a 20+ year veteran of emergency services, with over 16 years of career fire service experience. Kevin holds an MBA in Public Administration from Columbia Southern University, the Chief EMS Officer designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence, is a graduate of the 2018 South Caroline State Firefighters Leadership Institute and has been a NREMT Paramedic for over 15 years. Presentation experience includes the Center for Public Safety Excellence Conference and the SC Fire Service Improvement Conference. Kevin has a passion for teaching and continuing education and is committed to providing high quality training to all of his students. Kevin serves on multiple committees in his county and at the state level, including the South Carolina State Firefighters Associations EMS Committee and chairs the Greenville County Fire Chiefs Associations EMS Committee.