First Receiver Operations – This course exceeds the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Joint Commission on the Accreditation on Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requirements for hospitals. During this two-day training session participants will be able to recognize hazardous materials, perform hazard and risk assessments, determine and dress in the appropriate personal protective equipment, and how to perform effective patient decontamination.
Hospitals that are expected to handle contaminated or potentially contaminated patients will need to be properly trained. Exposure to harmful chemicals is often thought to occur during a terror event, but realistically a contaminated patient is more likely to present from an accidental release. These releases are often a result of a transportation or industrial facility accident. This training is based on OSHA Best Practices.
Employees of the hospital that need the training are; Emergency Department Staff, Maintenance & Engineering, Security, Environmental Services, and Nursing Supervisors. Additional employees that may need the training may be; Lab personnel, Respiratory Therapist, Admissions, Clerical, and Health & Safety.
Robbie is a Battalion Chief with the Columbia Fire Department with over 18 years of fire service experience, assigned to Battalion 2. Robbie has technical rescue experience as well as Hazardous Materials response and is one of E-Med's industrial fire brigade instructors.
JP is a retired captain after 36 years of fire service experience; 25 years as a volunteer at the Columbia Fire Department. He also retired as an Adjunct Instructor from SCFA after 26 years of service. JP currently works in the industrial sector assisting with onsite emergency response teams and safety department when needed. He is OSHA 30 certified and a credentialled NFPA 1403 Live Fire Evolution Instructor. During JP's tenure as a volunteer Fire Captain, JP was the only volunteer at CFD to get Blue Card Incident Command national certification. When not working or teaching, JP spends time with his wife and 3 grandsons.
Robert is a Battalion Chief in Columbia, SC with 25 years in the fire service. Rob has has been teaching municipal and industrial emergency response for nearly 20 years. In 2022, Rob completed his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety from Columbia Southern University. Rob's current role with E-med is the Operations Manager over the day-to-day operations including compliance programs and instructor development training.
Rob is E-Med's senior instructor with specialties in Hazmat, fire brigade leadership, OSHA On-scene Incident Commander, along with all the other initial industrial response training programs, covering all of E-Med's training disciplines.
Rob shares that his greatest accomplishment is his family!
Prentiss has 19 years of emergency response experience with the Columbia Fire Department. He is currently assigned to Engine 12 and Hazmat 2. His extensive experience and specialties include NR-EMT, Hazmat Tech, Confined Space and is also an adjunct instructor teaching Hazmat Operations and CFD's driver/ apparatus operator courses.
Prentiss manages E-Med's instructor credentials and contractor compliance training.
His personal moto~ "Always Strive for Success!"
Jason M. Krusen is a Deputy Fire Chief for the Charleston Fire Department in Charleston, SC, with over 20 years of experience. He is the President for the Fire Smoke Coalition, and has a Bachelor of Science in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology. Jason is also the Hospital First Receiver Project Manager and Instructor for E-Med Training Services, LLC in Columbia, SC.
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