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UPDATE #58

Posted 09/04/2020

1)HIPAA FORMS

Please remember to leave the HIPAA privacy form with each and every patient you transport.

 

 

2) ATTENDANCE

We are going back to documenting all call offs and assigning points. If the call off is for a sick reason, you will need to complete the mast tool through this link.

 

https://integratedservices.amr.net/covid19

 

UPDATE #57

 

Posted 09/03/2020

 

1)MIKE JONES (ME)

I want to make sure everyone stays up to date with changes.

I will be leaving at this end of this month. I have spent an amazing 20 years with this great organization. I appreciate each and everyone of you and wish you and the organization nothing but the best.

 

David Konieczny has been appointed Interim Operations Manager and will be getting up to speed over the next few weeks to allow for a seamless transition when I depart.

 

Effective today 9/8/20 David will take possession of the cell phone with the number 909-908-0707. This will allow him to operate the position while I am still here to offer any guidance. I can still be reached in the office at 310-946-0345 or by email mjones@gmr.net until I depart at the end of the month.

 

Thank you again for all that you do. I have enjoyed the ride!

 

 

2) ATTENDANCE

We are going back to documenting all call offs and assigning points. If the call off is for a sick reason, you will need to complete the mast tool through this link.

 

https://integratedservices.amr.net/covid19

 

3)Landing Zone UPDATE

CLICK HERE!

UPDATE #56

Posted 09/03/2020

 

1)MEDS UPDATE

An update to the MEDS ePCR application will be pushed to all MEDS devices on Thursday, 9/3 at 10:00 AM PST.

PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS INFORMATION AS NEEDED

App Version: 4.30.0.9

 

Updates in this release include:

· Splinting Reassessment procured now available

· Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) added to Hospital Supplied Medications

· Alphabetize names in Crew Info

· Minor fixes and multiple site specific updates

 

 

Reminder: Turning off the tablet at the end of shift will resolve many login and update issues.

 

To get updates, restart the MEDS application while connected to the internet and you will be prompted to install the new update. This is a quick update and should only take a few minutes to install. Please ensure you have a good network connection before beginning install.

 

Issues may be reported to: MEDS Support - MEDSSupport@amr.net

Help Desk - (866) 267-9111

 

Please include the following when reporting issues:

· Your MEDS site name (i.e. Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sonoma, etc.)

· Laptop/Computer name:

· Your name and phone number

· What days/hours do you normally work?

· What were you doing when the issue/error occurred (please give as much detail as possible), include a screen shot or picture from your phone if possible

· Case Number(s) for PCR affected:

· What is the version number at the bottom of the MEDS screen?

· When was the tablet last rebooted?

2)SUCCESS FACTORS

Please do not pay attention to the listed due date in Success Factors. We at McCormick follow an accelerated schedule for due dates. Today in Success Factors you will have all of the annual osha modules available for completion. Here is our internal due date schedule

 

8/13/20

Modules are available and should be handled immediately on shift. If you are not on a call, break or lunch you should be handling on shift. The list should be attacked on duty until complete starting today.

 

9/30/20

Mandatory internal due date. If you have not completed all modules by 23:59 on 9/30/20 you will receive a verbal written warning for failing to meet our internal deadline. Again, you should be done well before this date because you are attacking the modules on shift starting today.

 

10/7/20

In addition to the previous verbal warning, you will receive a written warning and also be suspended from the schedule. You will need to schedule an in person success factors session at HQ if all modules are not complete by 10/7/20 @ 23:59. This in person session must be scheduled and completed before the end of day 10/15/20

 

10/15/20

If by 2359 on 10/15/2020 you have still not completed all the modules a meeting will be scheduled to discuss your continued employment with the company.

 

 

3)START OF SHIFT

• Submit the FAST evaluation prior to entering. On a 48? Submit within 10 minutes of second shift.

• Wear a surgical or plain cloth face mask entire shift unless eating, sleeping or on a call (N95)

• Complete op/iq shop checkout. Complete before any other tasks.

• Clean your ambulance inside and out immediately after checkout

4) FAST CHECK IN

If you are at station early, you still must do the fast before entering the station and or taking an early call for the on duty crew. No Exceptions. Thanks

 

UPDATE #55

Posted 09/01/2020

 

1)ER DELAYS

If you are at an emergency room and the facility performs procedures on your gurney or has you move the patient for a procedure and then return to the ER to wait, please notify comms immediately with the specifics. We are tracking these issues.

 

 

2) McCORMICK APP

Make sure you download the new McCormick app. It has all of the links and information you need. See your sup for more details

 

3)SUCCESS FACTORS

Please do not pay attention to the listed due date in Success Factors. We at McCormick follow an accelerated schedule for due dates. Today in Success Factors you will have all of the annual osha modules available for completion. Here is our internal due date schedule

 

8/13/20

Modules are available and should be handled immediately on shift. If you are not on a call, break or lunch you should be handling on shift. The list should be attacked on duty until complete starting today.

 

9/30/20

Mandatory internal due date. If you have not completed all modules by 23:59 on 9/30/20 you will receive a verbal written warning for failing to meet our internal deadline. Again, you should be done well before this date because you are attacking the modules on shift starting today.

 

10/7/20

In addition to the previous verbal warning, you will receive a written warning and also be suspended from the schedule. You will need to schedule an in person success factors session at HQ if all modules are not complete by 10/7/20 @ 23:59. This in person session must be scheduled and completed before the end of day 10/15/20

 

10/15/20

If by 2359 on 10/15/2020 you have still not completed all the modules a meeting will be scheduled to discuss your continued employment with the company.

 

 

4)START OF SHIFT

• Submit the FAST evaluation prior to entering. On a 48? Submit within 10 minutes of second shift.

• Wear a surgical or plain cloth face mask entire shift unless eating, sleeping or on a call (N95)

• Complete op/iq shop checkout. Complete before any other tasks.

• Clean your ambulance inside and out immediately after checkout

 

UPDATE #54

Posted 08/18/2020

1)SUCCESS FACTORS

Please do not pay attention to the listed due date in Success Factors. We at McCormick follow an accelerated schedule for due dates. Today in Success Factors you will have all of the annual osha modules available for completion.

Here is our internal due date schedule

 

8/13/20

Modules are available and should be handled immediately on shift. If you are not on a call, break or lunch you should be handling on shift. The list should be attacked on duty until complete starting today.

 

9/30/20

Mandatory internal due date. If you have not completed all modules by 23:59 on 9/30/20 you will receive a verbal written warning for failing to meet our internal deadline. Again, you should be done well before this date because you are attacking the modules on shift starting today.

 

10/7/20

In addition to the previous verbal warning, you will receive a written warning and also be suspended from the schedule. You will need to schedule an in person success factors session at HQ if all modules are not complete by 10/7/20 @ 23:59. This in person session must be scheduled and completed before the end of day 10/15/20

 

10/15/20

If by 2359 on 10/15/2020 you have still not completed all the modules a meeting will be scheduled to discuss your continued employment with the company.

2)START OF SHIFT

• Submit the FAST evaluation prior to entering. On a 48? Submit within 10 minutes of second shift.

• Wear a surgical or plain cloth face mask entire shift unless eating, sleeping or on a call (N95)

• Complete op/iq shop checkout. Complete before any other tasks.

• Clean your ambulance inside and out immediately after checkout

UPDATE #53

Posted 08/18/2020

1)MASKS UPDATE/CLARIFICATION

The sleeping exemption for mask use is only permissible when you are in quarters in your assigned bed. Any sleeping in common areas at station, while at post or in public still requires a mask for your protection and those around you.

 

2)SUCCESS FACTORS

Please do not pay attention to the listed due date in Success Factors. We at McCormick follow an accelerated schedule for due dates. Today in Success Factors you will have all of the annual osha modules available for completion. Here is our internal due date schedule:

 

 

8/13/20

Modules are available and should be handled immediately on shift. If you are not on a call, break or lunch you should be handling on shift. The list should be attacked on duty until complete starting today.

 

9/30/20

Mandatory internal due date. If you have not completed all modules by 23:59 on 9/30/20 you will receive a verbal written warning for failing to meet our internal deadline. Again, you should be done well before this date because you are attacking the modules on shift starting today.

 

10/8/20

In addition to the previous verbal warning, you will receive a written warning and also be suspended from the schedule. You will need to schedule an in person success factors session at HQ if all modules are not complete by 10/7/20 @ 23:59. This in person session must be scheduled and completed before the end of day 10/15/20

 

10/15/20

If by 2359 on 10/15/2020 you have still not completed all the modules a meeting will be scheduled to discuss your continued employment with the company.

3)START OF SHIFT

• Submit the FAST evaluation prior to entering. On a 48? Submit within 10 minutes of second shift.

• Wear a surgical or plain cloth face mask entire shift unless eating, sleeping or on a call (N95)

• Complete op/iq shop checkout. Complete before any other tasks.

• Clean your ambulance inside and out immediately after checkout

 

4)COMPTON FIRE RESPONSES

Dispatch will notify you to respond code 3 if it is a full arrest, difficulty breathing or cardiac related Compton Fire call.

 

All other Compton Fire responses are code 2 unless upgraded by dispatch during the response.

5) FAST CHECK IN

If you are at station early, you still must do the fast before entering the station and or taking an early call for the on duty crew. No Exceptions. Thank

 

UPDATE #52

Posted 08/17/2020

1)SUCCESS FACTORS

Please do not pay attention to the listed due date in Success Factors. We at McCormick follow an accelerated schedule for due dates. Today in Success Factors you will have all of the annual osha modules available for completion. Here is our internal due date schedule:

 

 

8/13/20

Modules are available and should be handled immediately on shift. If you are not on a call, break or lunch you should be handling on shift. The list should be attacked on duty until complete starting today.

 

9/30/20

Mandatory internal due date. If you have not completed all modules by 23:59 on 9/30/20 you will receive a verbal written warning for failing to meet our internal deadline. Again, you should be done well before this date because you are attacking the modules on shift starting today.

 

10/8/20

In addition to the previous verbal warning, you will receive a written warning and also be suspended from the schedule. You will need to schedule an in person success factors session at HQ if all modules are not complete by 10/7/20 @ 23:59. This in person session must be scheduled and completed before the end of day 10/15/20

 

10/15/20

If by 2359 on 10/15/2020 you have still not completed all the modules a meeting will be scheduled to discuss your continued employment with the company.

 

2)MASKS WORK

Thank you all for being committed to wearing your mask and more importantly wearing it properly. We have seen a dramatic drop in the number of people off work. Your efforts surely play a great part in that

 

Please continue to wear them all shift.

 

3)START OF SHIFT

• Submit the FAST evaluation prior to entering. On a 48? Submit within 10 minutes of second shift.

• Wear a surgical or plain cloth face mask entire shift unless eating, sleeping or on a call (N95)

• Complete op/iq shop checkout. Complete before any other tasks.

• Clean your ambulance inside and out immediately after checkout

 

4)COMPTON FIRE RESPONSES

Dispatch will notify you to respond code 3 if it is a full arrest, difficulty breathing or cardiac related Compton Fire call.

 

All other Compton Fire responses are code 2 unless upgraded by dispatch during the response.

UPDATE #51

Posted 08/11/2020

1)NECK GAITERS/BANDANNAS/KNIT MASKS ARE NOT ALLOWED

There was a research study that showed these may be potentially worse than not wearing a mask, which is scary. As a precaution we are not going to permit these on duty. Please wear a surgical mask or a plain multi-layer cloth mask when not on a call.

https://abc7news.com/duke-mask-study-effectiveness-covid-19-neck-gaiter-covid-19/6364640/

 

2)FAST CHECK IN

You must scan the QR code prior to entering your workstation when you arrive. You must complete the survey. If you answer yes to any questions, do not enter the building. Follow the prompts on the survey submission on what needs to be done.

 

*If you answer yes to any symptom related questions, it’s a sign that you should not have shown up to work. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE TO WORK WITH SYMPTOMS

 

If you are on a 48, you must do a new survey immediately on the start of your new shift.

 

You must complete the survey prior to passing the check in table. If you have entered the building without completing the survey you will be subject to discipline. This is for your safety, your partners safety and the community

 

It must be completed prior to entering the building or within 10 minutes of shift start on a 48. Supervisors will be auditing daily and will be issuing discipline for non-compliance. This is for everyone’s safety.

 

3) MASKS

If you are at work, you must have a mask on. In the station, outside the station, in the ambulance etc. You must have a mask on. If you are actively eating (food in hand) you can be without the mask as long as you are six feet from anyone else at all times. If you are in your bed sleeping, you can be without a mask as long as you are behind your barrier with the greatest distance allowable between rescuers. This includes sleeping in the opposite direction as station mates to increase distancing.

 

 

YOUR MASK SHOULD NOT HAVE A BLOWOUT VALVE

 

4) WATCH THIS VIDEO

https://laafca.org/covid19safetystanddown/

 

This virus is real, we need to take it seriously and we need to make sure we do not let our guard down or become complacent. This includes in our regular lives. This video shows local caregivers with no health issues battling this illness. We have the power to reduce transmission for ourselves, our partners, our coworkers, our families and the community. Let’s lead by example.

 

UPDATE #50

Posted 08/06/2020

1)FAST CHECK IN

 

You must scan the QR code prior to entering your workstation when you arrive. You must complete the survey. If you answer yes to any questions, do not enter the building. Follow the prompts on the survey submission on what needs to be done.

 

*If you answer yes to any symptom related questions, it’s a sign that you should not have shown up to work. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE TO WORK WITH SYMPTOMS

 

If you are on a 48, you must do a new survey immediately on the start of your new shift.

 

You must complete the survey prior to passing the check in table. If you have entered the building without completing the survey you will be subject to discipline. This is for your safety, your partners safety and the community

2) MASKS

 

If you are at work, you must have a mask on. In the station, outside the station, in the ambulance etc. You must have a mask on. If you are actively eating (food in hand) you can be without the mask as long as you are six feet from anyone else at all times. If you are in your bed sleeping, you can be without a mask as long as you are behind your barrier with the greatest distance allowable between rescuers. This includes sleeping in the opposite direction as station mates to increase distancing.

 

 

YOUR MASK SHOULD NOT HAVE A BLOWOUT VALVE

 

 

 

3)WATCH THIS VIDEO

https://laafca.org/covid19safetystanddown/

 

This virus is real, we need to take it seriously and we need to make sure we do not let our guard down or become complacent. This includes in our regular lives. This video shows local caregivers with no health issues battling this illness. We have the power to reduce transmission for ourselves, our partners, our coworkers, our families and the community. Let’s lead by example

3) WATCH THIS VIDEO

https://laafca.org/covid19safetystanddown/

 

This virus is real, we need to take it seriously and we need to make sure we do not let our guard down or become complacent. This includes in our regular lives. This video shows local caregivers with no health issues battling this illness. We have the power to reduce transmission for ourselves, our partners, our coworkers, our families and the community. Let’s lead by example.

4) PHONE CALLS FROM ERIN THOMPSON

If you get a phone call from Erin it most likely means you have transported a confirmed Covid patient. McCormick reaches out to all crew members involved in a call to notify them. We give the end date of when to look for symptoms (14 days from exposure) and we also email a MAST tool link to be completed by the caregiver. Here is the link if you don’t check your email or didn’t locate it. https://integratedservices.amr.net/covid19/

 

UPDATE #49

Posted 07/29/2020

1) VEHICLES IN FOR PM

 

Please do not remove the stair chair and or gurney from your vehicles when they go in for PM. The equipment I the vehicle is also inspected during this process by the mechanics and equipment vendors when applicable.

2) DO NOT COME TO WORK SICK

As you are aware, we have added a safety precaution at the start of shift. The FAST program is to have you self-evaluate and look for specific symptoms prior to entering your work building. If you have any of the symptoms on the QR sheet at start of shift, it’s a good indicator that you should have called off prior to shift. There is no issue with points on your attendance. People that are ill are not receiving points and have not been receiving points during this time. Do not expose yourself to other people by coming in sick. Isolate at home, and call your supervisor.

 

If you are sick in the morning when you wake up call your on duty supervisor before driving in. They will have direction for you. DO NOT COME TO WORK SYMPTOMATIC. If you develop any symptoms during shift ISOLATE IMMEDIATELY and contact your supervisor.

 

3) WATCH THIS VIDEO

https://laafca.org/covid19safetystanddown/

 

This virus is real, we need to take it seriously and we need to make sure we do not let our guard down or become complacent. This includes in our regular lives. This video shows local caregivers with no health issues battling this illness. We have the power to reduce transmission for ourselves, our partners, our coworkers, our families and the community. Let’s lead by example.

 

 

4) NEW RULES

We have pasted the current LaCoFD station and shift rules below.They are in italics. We are not alone in our efforts to fight this terrible illness. Looking at these rules we will also adopt a few changes effective today. The three new rules are

 

1) During eating, crew members must maintain at least 6 feet in all directions. Ideally the person eating should be left to themselves

2) If you are preparing group meals, the person preparing the food must wear nitrile gloves and a surgical mask (cloth not acceptable)

3) If your room has more than one bed, even with the barrier shields we placed beds must be arranged in a head to toe fashion to maximize distance between rescuers.

 

For months now it has been my expectation that all personnel adhere to the Public Health Orders, yet some personnel have failed to fully embrace these orders. These actions are unacceptable given the current state of the pandemic. Therefore, this is a DIRECT ORDER to ALL personnel employed by the Los Angeles County Fire Department while performing their assigned duties:

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SITES, FIRE STATIONS, AND LIFEGUARD FACILITIES • Personnel shall wear a facial covering when in public.

• Personnel shall wear a facial covering when in a room or in a vehicle or apparatus with another person, regardless of physical distance.

• When preparing meals, the cook shall wear a surgical mask and nitrile gloves.

• Personnel shall eat in shifts at a distance that allows for a minimum of six feet in separation, in all directions, from any other individual.

• In non-partitioned dorms, bedding shall be organized in a manner that maximizes physical distance between personnel (i.e., head of the bed set up opposite one another).

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) RESPONSES

• A surgical face mask shall immediately be placed on all patients and maintained over oxygen delivery for the full duration of patient care.

• First Responder personnel protective equipment (PPE) shall consist of:

➢ N95/KN95 for all rescuers ➢ Goggles or Face Mask (not sunglasses)

➢ Double Gloves ➢ Gown (within six feet, physical contact, or CPR)

 

All Chief Officers All Administrative Sites July 20, 2020 Page 2

• PPE shall be worn on all EMS responses, from initial patient contact through the handoff of care at the hospital.

• The guidelines in the Department’s Field Guide for Management of Suspected COVID-19 shall be followed on all patients. All patients shall be suspected of having COVID-19.

• All personnel shall adhere to all Department directives which are in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Los Angeles County of Public Health.

 

EMERGENCY INCIDENTS / TRAINING

• Personnel shall wear a facial covering when operating in a non-IDLH environment to include the ICP, REHAB, etc.

• Personnel shall implement and monitor published Department procedures and guidelines for COVID-19 while operating at emergency incidents (structure fires, wildland incidents, etc.). There shall be no exemptions for this DIRECT ORDER.

 

5) MASKS

CDC guidelines say that ALL of us wearing a face covering is one of the most effective ways to stop the transmission of COVID19. Remember, the face coverings are a sign of respect for your fellow employees and the community we serve. A N95 helps YOU not be exposed by patients. You wearing a face covering will help your partners and station mates not contract COVID19 if you are an asymptomatic carrier.

We will hold those that are non-compliant accountable. 1st time offenders will receive a friendly reminder from the supervisor to wear a mask. A second infraction on the same shift and or future offenses may result in suspension from duty without pay and or additional disciplinary steps including termination.

PLEASE WEAR YOUR FACE COVERING. YOUR FACE COVERING MUST COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH IN ORDER TO BE COMPLIANT WITH OUR RULES. We provide surgical/procedure masks for free, or you are free to use a plain cloth mask of your choosing.

DO NOT COME TO WORK SICK!!!!

Please make sure you are always monitoring yourself for Covid-19 signs and symptoms. If you have any of the following DO NOT COME TO WORK. If you develop any of these symptoms below please isolate immediately and contact your on duty supervisor, Luke Thompson 909-702-1935 or Mike Jones 909-908-0707 for assistance. Again, wearing a mask will help reduce the risk of transmission to others

 

YOUR MASK SHOULD NOT HAVE A BLOWOUT VALVE

 

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fever

Chills

Muscle pain

Sore throat

New loss of taste or smell

 

6) STATION ENTRANCE

You must check in using the “FAST” qr code before you enter the building at start of shift. You must check your temp and answer the questions prior to being near another employee and prior to entering past the check in table.

 

If you answer yes to any questions you need to isolate immediately and contact your supervisor. We will be checking for compliance.

 

UPDATE #48

Posted 07/27/2020

1)WATCH THIS VIDEO

https://laafca.org/covid19safetystanddown/

 

This virus is real, we need to take it seriously and we need to make sure we do not let our guard down or become complacent. This includes in our regular lives. This video shows local caregivers with no health issues battling this illness. We have the power to reduce transmission for ourselves, our partners, our coworkers, our families and the community. Let’s lead by example.

 

 

2)NEW RULES

We have pasted the current LaCoFD station and shift rules below.They are in italics. We are not alone in our efforts to fight this terrible illness. Looking at these rules we will also adopt a few changes effective today. The three new rules are

 

1) During eating, crew members must maintain at least 6 feet in all directions. Ideally the person eating should be left to themselves

2) If you are preparing group meals, the person preparing the food must wear nitrile gloves and a surgical mask (cloth not acceptable)

3) If your room has more than one bed, even with the barrier shields we placed beds must be arranged in a head to toe fashion to maximize distance between rescuers.

 

For months now it has been my expectation that all personnel adhere to the Public Health Orders, yet some personnel have failed to fully embrace these orders. These actions are unacceptable given the current state of the pandemic. Therefore, this is a DIRECT ORDER to ALL personnel employed by the Los Angeles County Fire Department while performing their assigned duties:

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SITES, FIRE STATIONS, AND LIFEGUARD FACILITIES • Personnel shall wear a facial covering when in public.

• Personnel shall wear a facial covering when in a room or in a vehicle or apparatus with another person, regardless of physical distance.

• When preparing meals, the cook shall wear a surgical mask and nitrile gloves.

• Personnel shall eat in shifts at a distance that allows for a minimum of six feet in separation, in all directions, from any other individual.

• In non-partitioned dorms, bedding shall be organized in a manner that maximizes physical distance between personnel (i.e., head of the bed set up opposite one another).

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) RESPONSES

• A surgical face mask shall immediately be placed on all patients and maintained over oxygen delivery for the full duration of patient care.

• First Responder personnel protective equipment (PPE) shall consist of:

➢ N95/KN95 for all rescuers ➢ Goggles or Face Mask (not sunglasses)

➢ Double Gloves ➢ Gown (within six feet, physical contact, or CPR)

 

All Chief Officers All Administrative Sites July 20, 2020 Page 2

• PPE shall be worn on all EMS responses, from initial patient contact through the handoff of care at the hospital.

• The guidelines in the Department’s Field Guide for Management of Suspected COVID-19 shall be followed on all patients. All patients shall be suspected of having COVID-19.

• All personnel shall adhere to all Department directives which are in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Los Angeles County of Public Health.

 

EMERGENCY INCIDENTS / TRAINING

• Personnel shall wear a facial covering when operating in a non-IDLH environment to include the ICP, REHAB, etc.

• Personnel shall implement and monitor published Department procedures and guidelines for COVID-19 while operating at emergency incidents (structure fires, wildland incidents, etc.). There shall be no exemptions for this DIRECT ORDER.

 

3) MASKS

CDC guidelines say that ALL of us wearing a face covering is one of the most effective ways to stop the transmission of COVID19. Remember, the face coverings are a sign of respect for your fellow employees and the community we serve. A N95 helps YOU not be exposed by patients. You wearing a face covering will help your partners and station mates not contract COVID19 if you are an asymptomatic carrier.

We will hold those that are non-compliant accountable. 1st time offenders will receive a friendly reminder from the supervisor to wear a mask. A second infraction on the same shift and or future offenses may result in suspension from duty without pay and or additional disciplinary steps including termination.

PLEASE WEAR YOUR FACE COVERING. YOUR FACE COVERING MUST COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH IN ORDER TO BE COMPLIANT WITH OUR RULES. We provide surgical/procedure masks for free, or you are free to use a plain cloth mask of your choosing.

DO NOT COME TO WORK SICK!!!!

Please make sure you are always monitoring yourself for Covid-19 signs and symptoms. If you have any of the following DO NOT COME TO WORK. If you develop any of these symptoms below please isolate immediately and contact your on duty supervisor, Luke Thompson 909-702-1935 or Mike Jones 909-908-0707 for assistance. Again, wearing a mask will help reduce the risk of transmission to others

 

YOUR MASK SHOULD NOT HAVE A BLOWOUT VALVE

 

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fever

Chills

Muscle pain

Sore throat

New loss of taste or smell

 

4) STATION ENTRANCE

You must check in using the “FAST” qr code before you enter the building at start of shift. You must check your temp and answer the questions prior to being near another employee and prior to entering past the check in table.

 

If you answer yes to any questions you need to isolate immediately and contact your supervisor. We will be checking for compliance.

 

UPDATE #47

Posted 07/22/2020

1)FUELING UPDATED 7/22/20 (REPLACES 7/21/20)

Please disregard the receipt process from yesterday. The implementation of this procedure was to reduce the chance of a driver departing the gas station with the pump handle still engaged in the ambulance. To meet this objective without putting additional tasks and unnecessary paper printing and handling we are cancelling the receipt requirement and implementing the procedure below effective today 7/22/20

 

Prior to the departure from the gas station, both the driver and attendant must verify the pump handle has been removed from the ambulance and placed back on the pump. If an incident occurs where an ambulance drives away with the pump handle still engaged both the driver and attendant would be in violation of this new requirement and would be equally responsible for violating our rule.

 

2) MASKS

It is very serious. Please do not get caught without a mask during waking hours and or unless you are actively eating. We need to do everything we can to protect ourselves, our partners, our coworkers and our community.

CDC guidelines say that ALL of us wearing a face covering is one of the most effective ways to stop the transmission of COVID19. Remember, the face coverings are a sign of respect for your fellow employees and the community we serve. A N95 helps YOU not be exposed by patients. You wearing a face covering will help your partners and station mates not contract COVID19 if you are an asymptomatic carrier.

We will hold those that are non-compliant accountable. 1st time offenders will receive a friendly reminder from the supervisor to wear a mask. A second infraction on the same shift and or future offenses may result in suspension from duty without pay and or additional disciplinary steps including termination.

PLEASE WEAR YOUR FACE COVERING. YOUR FACE COVERING MUST COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH IN ORDER TO BE COMPLIANT WITH OUR RULES. We provide surgical/procedure masks for free, or you are free to use a plain cloth mask of your choosing.

DO NOT COME TO WORK SICK!!!!

Please make sure you are always monitoring yourself for Covid-19 signs and symptoms. If you have any of the following DO NOT COME TO WORK. If you develop any of these symptoms below please isolate immediately and contact your on duty supervisor, Luke Thompson 909-702-1935 or Mike Jones 909-908-0707 for assistance. Again, wearing a mask will help reduce the risk of transmission to others

 

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Sore throat

  • New loss of taste or smell

 

 

3) ALS STRIKE TEAMS

A neighboring county is putting together a list of ALS units that would be willing to deployed to assist with system overload. Today we will be communicating with other companies and county/state officials to see their exact needs. If you are a company paramedic and would be interested in traveling north to assist please email mccormick.scheduling@amr.net

 

4) MEDIUM N95’s

We are starting to run low on medium N95’s. We will be rotating personnel through to get fit tested with alternate brands in case our replenishment stock of Moldex doesn’t come in. Jason Rich is handling. If you have any questions, please email Jason.Rich2@gmr.net

5)STATION ENTRANCE

You must check in using the “FAST” qr code before you enter the building at start of shift. You must check your temp and answer the questions prior to being near another employee and prior to entering past the check in table.

 

If you answer yes to any questions you need to isolate immediately and contact your supervisor. We will be checking for compliance.

UPDATE #46

Posted 07/21/2020

1)FUELING

Effective 7/21/20 all company vehicles that are fueled will be required to have a receipt turned in. Please place the receipt in the black paperwork box at your station. The supervisors will collect them.

 

2) MASKS

It is very serious. Please do not get caught without a mask during waking hours and or unless you are actively eating. We need to do everything we can to protect ourselves, our partners, our coworkers and our community.

CDC guidelines say that ALL of us wearing a face covering is one of the most effective ways to stop the transmission of COVID19. Remember, the face coverings are a sign of respect for your fellow employees and the community we serve. A N95 helps YOU not be exposed by patients. You wearing a face covering will help your partners and station mates not contract COVID19 if you are an asymptomatic carrier.

We will hold those that are non-compliant accountable. 1st time offenders will receive a friendly reminder from the supervisor to wear a mask. A second infraction on the same shift and or future offenses may result in suspension from duty without pay and or additional disciplinary steps including termination.

PLEASE WEAR YOUR FACE COVERING. YOUR FACE COVERING MUST COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH IN ORDER TO BE COMPLIANT WITH OUR RULES. We provide surgical/procedure masks for free, or you are free to use a plain cloth mask of your choosing.

DO NOT COME TO WORK SICK!!!!

Please make sure you are always monitoring yourself for Covid-19 signs and symptoms. If you have any of the following DO NOT COME TO WORK. If you develop any of these symptoms below please isolate immediately and contact your on duty supervisor, Luke Thompson 909-702-1935 or Mike Jones 909-908-0707 for assistance. Again, wearing a mask will help reduce the risk of transmission to others

 

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Sore throat

  • New loss of taste or smell

 

 

3) ALS STRIKE TEAMS

A neighboring county is putting together a list of ALS units that would be willing to deployed to assist with system overload. Today we will be communicating with other companies and county/state officials to see their exact needs. If you are a company paramedic and would be interested in traveling north to assist please email mccormick.scheduling@amr.net

 

4) MEDIUM N95’s

We are starting to run low on medium N95’s. We will be rotating personnel through to get fit tested with alternate brands in case our replenishment stock of Moldex doesn’t come in. Jason Rich is handling. If you have any questions, please email Jason.Rich2@gmr.net

5)STATION ENTRANCE

You must check in using the “FAST” qr code before you enter the building at start of shift. You must check your temp and answer the questions prior to being near another employee and prior to entering past the check in table.

 

If you answer yes to any questions you need to isolate immediately and contact your supervisor. We will be checking for compliance.

UPDATE #45

Posted 07/14/2020

 

1)STATION REPAIRS

If you have a station issue, please report it to your on duty supervisor. Please do not reach out to Doug directly. We have a process to coordinate repairs. Thanks

 

2) CALLS

Dispatch will read out a call during dispatch. You must respond by giving the full address you were just dispatched to. Do not “copy” a call that you did not read back. This guarantees you received the right information during dispatch.

 

Also, you must have your pager and Nextel on you at all times on shift. You must always be able to hear the pager and nextel while on shift.

 

3) UNIFORMS

We are seeing dash cam incidents that show our caregivers out of uniform. As with a supervisor spotting you out of compliance, these videos are used to enforce the policy as well. The uniform is used to present an image that presents you, your partner, the company and this industry in a positive/professional light. Wearing a tee shirt or a uniform you created does not do the same. Please do not wear anything but your approved uniform when outside your station doors while on shift.

4)MASKS

We currently have the highest number of positive cases since the pandemic began. It is imperative we do our part to reduce the spread and wear a mask during all waking hours. This means in the vehicle, in the station and out in public.

 

CDC guidelines say that ALL of us wearing a face covering is one of the most effective ways to stop the transmission of COVID19. Remember, the face coverings are a sign of respect for your fellow employees and the community we serve. A N95 helps YOU not be exposed by patients. You wearing a face covering will help your partners and station mates not contract COVID19 if you are an asymptomatic carrier.

We will hold those that are non-compliant accountable. 1st time offenders will receive a friendly reminder from the supervisor to wear a mask. A second infraction on the same shift and or future offenses may result in suspension from duty without pay and or additional disciplinary steps including termination.

PLEASE WEAR YOUR FACE COVERING. YOUR FACE COVERING MUST COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH IN ORDER TO BE COMPLIANT WITH OUR RULES. We provide surgical/procedure masks for free, or you are free to use a plain cloth mask of your choosing.

 

DO NOT COME TO WORK SICK!!!!

Please make sure you are always monitoring yourself for Covid-19 signs and symptoms. If you have any of the following DO NOT COME TO WORK. If you develop any of these symptoms below please isolate immediately and contact your on duty supervisor, Luke Thompson 909-702-1935 or Mike Jones 909-908-0707 for assistance. Again, wearing a mask will help reduce the risk of transmission to others

 

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Sore throat

  • New loss of taste or smell

5)STATION ENTRANCE

You must check in using the “FAST” qr code before you enter the building at start of shift. You must check your temp and answer the questions prior to being near another employee and prior to entering past the check in table.

 

If you answer yes to any questions you need to isolate immediately and contact your supervisor. We will be checking for compliance.