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Register to attend this webinar on Tuesday, July 9, at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT / 11 a.m. PT by completing the “Register for this EMS1 Webinar” box on this page!

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) is a wireless technology that uses radio waves to identify and track people or objects, and it’s currently revolutionizing EMS and fire departments. From patient tracking, disaster response and ambulance fleet management to improving efficiency and accuracy in ordering warehouse and station supplies and ensuring equipment and medical supplies are accounted for in the field, first responders are discovering plenty of new uses for this technology that saves time and increases productivity. Join us on July 9th for an in-depth exploration of real-world case studies from two departments that have successfully implemented RFID to streamline their operations. Learn how RFID has improved these departments’ efficiency and accuracy and hear insider tips, real-world insight and actionable strategies to enhance your own department’s performance with the latest RFID technology.

You will learn:

  • Key considerations for departments considering adopting RFID.
  • Challenges faced during implementation.
  • Real-life case studies and applications.
  • Successful outcomes and wins.
  • Lessons learned and key takeaways.



L - R: Kevin Joles, Gillian Tessier, Christian Donley

Kevin Joles serves as the EMS Division Chief of Lawrence-Douglas Fire and Medical in Lawrence, KS, and is the Chair of the EMS Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). Before his current role, Kevin was the Captain of EMS Operations and EMS Training in the City of Olathe (KS), where he led clinical education efforts both locally and within the Johnson County EMS system. Additionally, Kevin is a Board Member of the Advanced Cardiac Resuscitation (ACR) Consortium. With 28 years of experience in emergency services, Kevin is deeply passionate about providing superior prehospital clinical care. His progressive approach has led him to spearhead initiatives aimed at improving cardiac arrest outcomes, prehospital rare disease care and working diligently towards achieving the department’s International Accreditation status (CPSE) and an ISO 1 rating.

Gillian Tessier is currently the Logistics Manager for Harris County Emergency Services District 11 Mobile Healthcare in Spring, Texas. Gillian is a certified Paramedic through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and the Texas Department of State Health Services. She also assists ESD 11 Education Division with new hire academies, CPR classes, emergency vehicle operator course, and continuing education classes. Prior to joining ESD 11 in 2021, Gillian spent 19 years with Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Service. In that time Gillian served as an attendant, in-charge paramedic, field training officer, station captain, and logistics supervisor. She is also an adjunct instructor for the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office Training Division where she teaches American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Classes as well as Tactical Combat Casualty Care courses. Gillian started her career in 2002 and has been involved in the fire service, law enforcement, and emergency medical service ever since. Gillian holds an Intermediate Peace Officer certification through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as well as Intermediate Fire and Arson Investigator through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

Christian Donley is an experienced EMS Captain at the Baltimore City Fire Department in Maryland. He has been with the department for 13 years and has over 18 years of experience in EMS. Currently, he is part of the Logistics Division and plays an active role in implementing the Operative IQ Program. In addition to his role at the Baltimore City Fire Department, Christian also serves as a paid Quartermaster for the Bel Air Vol Fire Department, where he gained experience in inventory management and Operative IQ in 2018. His focus on maintaining records, tracking inventory, cost management, and improving communication aligns with the department’s goals of optimizing resource utilization and ensuring readiness for emergencies. Christian’s efforts also contribute to maintaining the department’s ISO 1 rating, which reflects their commitment to excellence in fire protection services