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On-Demand Webinar: From Patient Zero to present: Combatting a national outbreak with a data-driven approach

A firsthand perspective on COVID-19 in EMS and fire and how data can help shape your agency’s response

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Imagine receiving the following phone call: you’ve got the first novel coronavirus patient in the U.S. in your jurisdiction, and you need to coordinate transport to the hospital. What’s your first move?

In this webinar, Dr. Eric Cooper, Medical Director for Snohomish County EMS, and Scott Dorsey, Deputy Chief of Strategic Analysis and Improvement for Snohomish County Fire District 7, will walk you through their agencies’ COVID-19 response progression from patient zero to present-day to what they are preparing for next.

In this one-hour long session, Dr. Cooper and Deputy Chief Dorsey will share the essential role data plays in:

  • Formulating new COVID-19 protocols.
  • Identifying and maintaining proper PPE supply levels.
  • Establishing critical lines of communication for an improved provider and patient health response.
  • Championing partnerships with local, regional, and state health resources.
  • Shaping viewpoint on future trends and progression related to COVID-19.

Register below to watch the webinar on demand to hear a firsthand perspective on COVID-19 in EMS and fire and learn how data can help shape your agency’s response.


Scott Dorsey, Deputy Chief of Strategic Analysis and Improvement, Snohomish County Fire District 7


Deputy Chief Scott Dorsey

Scott Dorsey is the Deputy Chief of Strategic Analysis and Improvement for Snohomish County Fire District 7 in Washington State. District 7 is a fire-based EMS system providing both BLS and ALS transport service from eleven career fire stations spread over a 140 square mile area. Deputy Chief Dorsey has been in the fire service for 28 years and has been a paramedic for 22 years. He holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Informatics from Grand Canyon University. Deputy Chief Dorsey is also involved in numerous state initiatives including serving on the Secretary of Health’s Trauma Steering Committee, Chair of the Pre-Hospital Technical Advisory committee, and Chair of the Washington Emergency Medical Services Information System committee. Leadership, data, and improvement are all topics that create passion within his approach to EMS.

Dr. Eric Cooper, Medical Director, Snohomish County EMS


Dr. Eric Cooper

Dr. Eric Cooper is from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and History from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He continued to the University of Miami School of Medicine for his Medical Degree. Dr. Cooper completed a Transitional Internship followed by a residency in Emergency Medicine at UCSF -Fresno. Dr. Cooper is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and received sub-specialty Board Certification in Emergency Medical Services in 2015.

Since 2013, Dr. Cooper has served as the Snohomish County EMS Medical Program Director, overseeing almost 1,500 pre-hospital care providers who serve a population of around 850,000 residents.