Fire Chief Stith’s Experience – Only a firefighter could tell me if this is in compliance today

Steven R. Stith Experience:

1996-present  Century Ambulance Service Lake City FL

Regional Director / Paramedic

  • Manage approximately 100 EMT / Paramedic employee, 5 Commanders and 15 ALS Units
  • Maintain 5 EMS 911 Units and 9 Interfacility Units
  • Supervise dispatching of appropriate resources, utilizing CAD & automated mapping system.
  • Provide emergency medical pre-arrival instructions
  • Serve as an information resource to response units and the general public
  • Communicate by computer with mobile data computer
  • Maintenance of electronic data files
  • Maintenance of equipment and trucks
  • Handle concerns/complaints from external clients
  • Ensure all units are ready for transport and aid
  • Perform BLS and ALS procedures, ie. Endotracheal intubation, iv fluid therapy, administration of emergency medications, use of cardiac monitor, pacing and defibrillation.
  • Review run reports for quality assurance and billing compliance
  • Perform daily inspections of equipment, trucks and personnel
  • Responsible for employee disciplinary actions
  • Responsible for scheduling manpower
  • Respond to mass casualty incidents requiring emergency medical intervention
  • Ensure continuing education requirements are met to maintain staff, state licensure
  • Serve on policy/procedure committee
  • Perform other procedures and functions as directed by medical physician.

 

2005-2013     2013-2016 White Springs Fire Rescue White Springs FL

Fire Chief

  • Planning and execution of fire department budget
  • Work with appropriate staff in obtaining grants
  • Maintenance of equipment and trucks
  • Perform firefighting duties including, but not limited to, wildland, structural fire suppression, operate ground ladders, utilize auxiliary equipment.
  • Lay, connect and maneuver hose lines, operate hose nozzles
  • Rescue of entrapped victims, scene control
  • Utilization of air and hand hydraulic rescue tools
  • Ensure unit is ready to respond to call

 

1996-2005 Columbia County EMS

Paramedic

  • Ensure unit is ready for response
  • Perform BLS and ALS procedures
  • Scene control on emergency calls
  • Ensure quality assurance with call documentation

2004-2006  Air Medic One

Flight Paramedic

  • Ensure aircraft is ready for response
  • Perform ALS and specialized life support
  • Ensure quality assurance with call documentation
  • Perform other procedures and functions as directed by medical control.

 

2001-2003  City of Gainesville Fire Rescue, Gainesville FL

Firefighter/Paramedic

  • Perform firefighting duties as well as ALS treatment per protocols
  • Ensure unit is ready to respond to calls

 

1998-2001   Hamilton County Fire Rescue  Jasper FL

Firefighter/Paramedic Captain

  • Manage and direct shift according to department safety standards
  • Perform BLS and ALS procedures
  • Scene control on emergency calls
  • Operate hydraulic rescue tools
  • Ensure quality assurance with call documentation
  • Ensure unit is ready to respond to calls

 

 

 

1986-1998  Lake City Fire Department

First Class Firefighter

  • Perform firefighting duties, including but not limited to, wildland, structural fire suppression, operate ground ladders, utilize auxiliary equipment
  • Lay, connect and maneuver hose lines, operate hose nozzles
  • Rescue of entrapped victims, scene control
  • Utilization of air and hand hydraulic rescue tools
  • Ensure unit is ready to respond to call
 

EDUCATION:

 

Lake City Community College   Lake City FL

  • Florida Paramedic Certification
  • Florida Emergency Medical Technician Course

 

Florida State Fire College, Ocala Florida

  • Florida Minimum Standards Firefighting Certification Course

 

Columbia Senior High School, Lake City Florida

  • Graduated June 1979 Diploma achieved

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

 

EMS Certifications

FEMA  NIMS classes (100, 1008, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800)

Florida Emergency Medical Technician

Florida Paramedic

Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor

Emergency Vehicle Operation Refresher

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Healthcare Provider “C”

60 hr. Extrication Course

16 hr Water Rescue for Paramedics

First Responder 40 Hours

Advanced Airway Management

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Air  Medical Core Curriculum 40 hours

Blood borne Pathogens

Advanced Pre-Hospital Trauma

Critical Care Paramedic from University of Florida

Critical Caree Paramedic from University of Maryland

PHTLS Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support

 

FIRE CERTIFICATIONS

Florida Minimum Standards for Firefighters

Hazardous Materials Awareness Level

Hazardous Materials “First Responder”

Hazardous Materials “Operational Level”

Hazardous Material “Instructor Level”

Fire Service Hydraulics

Fire Service Apparatus

Rope Rescue Practices

School Bus Extrication

Fire Service Building Construction

Auto Extrication

Fire Tactics 1

Confined Space Rescue

Emergency Vehicle Operations

Hazardous Matgerials 1, 2, 3,

Fire Chemistry

Terrorism 1,2

Fire Life Safety Education

Forestry S130 and 190

 

 

 

 

 

 

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