EMS wins 1st in world games

Fairfield County Paramedic team of Jennifer Fitch, Nicole Simonson and Anna Beth Rhodes competed against 50 team from around the world to win the Hands On Experience Scenario Challenge team competition at the EMS Today World Conference last week in Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE – The Fairfield County Paramedic team of Jennifer Fitch, Nicole Simonson and Anna Beth Rhodes won the Hands On Experience Scenario Challenge during a team competition last week at the EMS Today World Conference in Charlotte.

Over 50 medic teams from across the world participated in this competition and were tested on their industry knowledge, hands on accuracy, teamwork and on scene integration of the newest EMS technologies.

“The Hands On Experience was a one of a kind interactive learning lab designed to promote education and engagement between attendees and vendors,” Fairfield County EMS Director Mike Tanner said. “Thirteen of the industry’s most progressive companies had learning labs there that involved an objective based hands-on skill or a mini-scenario session staffed with an educator. Competitors visited each station actively engaging, learning and participating in various hands-on activities.” Tanner said.

The competitors immersed teams in realistic environments and scenarios utilizing learning objectives and skills from the Hands On Experience. Teams in this clinical challenge were timed and graded based on clinical decision.

Another team placed seventh in a competition.

“I’m so proud of our teams,” Tanner announced at the County Council meeting Monday evening. “We had some stiff competition for that first place award, including the NYC Fire Department. And Fairfield took first place of all 50 teams.”

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