Stayin' Alive: Emergency Medical Services Track
John Poland, Breakout Speaker
It Will Never Happen Here
John Poland is a paramedic with 25 years of experience working in both public and private emergency medical services (EMS) organizations. Mr. Poland has served as a representative on multiple county, regional and statewide EMS committees. He is currently the Associate Director for the Sierra – Sacramento Valley EMS Agency, which includes Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, and Yuba Counties.
Kevin Rose, Breakout Speaker
From Chaos to Coordination: Response to Asiana Airlines Flight 214
Kevin Rose is the Emergency Preparedness Specialist for the San Mateo County EMS Agency. He has worked for the agency since 2006 and currently serves as the Deputy Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC) for San Mateo County as well as the Hospital Preparedness Program Coordinator, Local Emergency Medical Services Agency Coordinator and Local Partnership Coordinator. Mr. Rose also served as Interim MHOAC for the July 6, 2013 Asiana Air Flight 214 Plane Crash at the San Francisco International Airport and as the Deputy MHOAC for the September 9, 2010 San Bruno Gas Pipeline Explosion. Mr. Rose has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a Minor in Mathematics and a Minor in Public Administration from the University of Puget Sound.
Patricia Frost, Breakout Speaker
Who You Gonna Call? Pediatric Emergency Transport in Disasters
Patricia Frost, M.S., R.N., PNP, is the Director of Emergency Medical Services for Contra Costa County. She is Vice Chair of the National Pediatric Disaster Coalition linking novice to expert to support local disaster preparedness for infants and children. Ms. Frost is an experienced clinician with more than 30 years of pediatric and neonatal experience. Over the last 11 years she has been actively involved to support local, regional and statewide emergency and medical health pediatric disaster and surge preparedness. Ms. Frost has served on the curriculum development team for the new Department of Homeland Security TEEX Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness course and now serves as adjunct faculty for the program.