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Tonya Hoover, deputy U.S. fire administrator at the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), to talk about enhancing emergency services on how to deal with local disasters.

AUSTIN, Texas - ESO, the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services (EMS), fire departments, hospitals, state and federal agencies, today announced Tonya Hoover, a fire service leader and visionary with decades of experience implementing and training fire professionals on community risk reduction practices, will deliver the closing keynote presentation at Wave 2023, ESO’s national data conference held in Austin, Texas April 11-14.

“There are communities across the country that may not have parks and recreation, but they have a fire department, they have emergency services that are a core function of their community. It’s all about training and education,” said Tonya Hoover Deputy U.S. fire Administration. “If a local community entity is better prepared to handle their emergencies at their level, then there is a less likely chance that they will need more resources beyond the local capacities or at the state level and won’t have to rely on federal entities to help them recover from natural disasters.”

Tanya Hoover is Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator for the U.S. Fire Administration. She has served as the superintendent of the U.S. Fire Administration since January of 2020, which focuses on enhancing the ability of fire and emergency services and allied professionals to deal with fire and related emergencies more effectively. Her keynote will explore the role our environment plays in emergency response, why responders should be informed and always learning and why first responders should care about USFA.

“ESO is thrilled to have Deputy Hoover at Wave 2023. She comes with years of experience training firefighters, understanding code and regulations, and keeping up with industry trends,” said Bill Gardner, Senior Director of Fire Products for ESO. “We know that as the fire service continues to evolve and change, we will also have to change practices. I am confident that Deputy Hoover will bring some revolutionary insights during her Wave 2023 keynote on how we, as the fire service, can start to act and think more effectively when it comes to responding to emergencies.”

Additional topics at Wave 2023 include:

  • How EMS & Hospitals Are Benefitting from Two-Way Data Sharing
  • Top research abstracts for 2023
  • Designing strategies to reduce racial treatment in EMS
  • How to create a data-driven trauma program
  • Community paramedicine/how to link data for frequent users
  • Utilizing EMS data to improve public health

For an up-to-date schedule of sessions and to register for Wave 2023, visit the Wave 2023 website.

About ESO

ESO (ESO Solutions, Inc.) is dedicated to improving community health and safety through the power of data. Since its founding in 2004, the company continues to pioneer innovative, user-friendly software to meet the changing needs of today’s EMS agencies, fire departments, hospitals, state/provincial offices, and national/federal agencies. ESO currently serves thousands of customers throughout North America with a broad software portfolio, including the industry-leading ESO Electronic Health Record (EHR), the next generation ePCR; ESO Health Data Exchange (HDE), the first-of-its-kind healthcare interoperability platform; ESO Fire RMS, the modern fire Record Management System; ESO Patient Registry (trauma, burn and stroke registry software); and ESO State Repository. ESO is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit