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Session No. 1A

Session Title:  Incident Management Case Studies from Emergency Responders

Session Description: Incident Management Case Studies from Emergency Responders looks at two real-life incidents and how emergency responders respond, face, and recover from emergency incidents on our roadways.

Moderator Name: Todd A. Leiss, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Managing Complex Incidents and Emergency Pre-Hospital Care, David Jaslow, M.D., chief, Bryn Athyn Fire Company Ambulance; attending physician, Penn Highlands Health System Department of Emergency Medicine

Seat Belt Safety (I’m a Survivor), William (Bill) Adams, assistant fire chief, Metal Township Fire Company

Speaker Bios

David Jaslow is a pre-hospital physician, medical command physician, EMS medical director, educator, and consultant who has grown up and worked most of his life in Pennsylvania. This year marks 35 years in EMS and public safety, including 17 years in the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System, where he contributed to the national body of knowledge and literature on special operations medicine. He is fellowship-trained in EMS and disaster medicine, double board-certified in emergency medicine and EMS and he has a master's degree in public health with a focus on the administration of EMS systems. He currently spends the majority of his career providing medical direction and operational support to fire and EMS agencies in Montgomery, Bucks, Schuylkill, and Clearfield counties. He also works part-time for the Penn Highlands Health System along the I-80 corridor in western Pennsylvania.

Bill Adams has been involved with the Volunteer Fire Service since 1976. He has held many positions including firefighter, engineer, lieutenant, captain, and for the past eight years, serving as the assistant fire chief with the Metal Township Fire and Ambulance Company in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Adams has been a Pennsylvania Fire Service Instructor since 2010, teaching for Bucks County Community College, Harrisburg Area Community College and as an adjunct instructor for the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy. He is currently one of the instructors utilized by Bucks Community College for Department of Defense fire service training, providing training both in the continental US and internationally. In his professional life, Adams spent 36 years as a professional over-the-road truck driver. He has logged more than six million miles, earning numerous safety awards, including the prestigious 5-million-mile safety award given after five million miles without a preventable accident. He has been a driver trainer in the trucking industry for most of his life. On September 9, 2018, while responding to a working dwelling fire, Adams was critically injured in a roll-over apparatus accident. 

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Room 108

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