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How to prepare your fire-EMS department for a COVID-19 surge

In this episode, our co-hosts speak with Hilton Head (South Carolina) Fire Department EMS Battalion Chief Tom Bouthillet about how his organization is preparing for the pandemic


In this Inside EMS Podcast episode, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson are joined by Tom Bouthillet, battalion chief of EMS for Hilton Head (South Carolina) Fire Department, who shares how they are preparing for a COVID-19 surge. Bouthillet outlines the six levels of PPE, as well as personnel and community education, and outlines the department’s plans for dealing with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients.

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