23rd Anniversary of the First There First Care Conference

Stronger Together !!!

June 3rd – June 6th 2019


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Complete 2019 Conference Agenda

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Preconference Mini - Sessions Schedule

Day 1 (Resuscitation Academy) June 3rd, 2019


Florida Resuscitation Academy

The EMS report cards for VF witnessed cardiac arrest survival are in; and the results for most communities in the United States are dismal. Many large U.S. cities average less than 10%. Yet, there is hope. Seattle and King County, Washington report over 60% survival; among the highest in the world. Why is this? What can your community do to improve?

This one (1) day training is designed to help EMS managers and directors improve cardiac arrest survival in their communities. Join the leaders for a course that will transform the way you think about how EMS manages cardiac arrests.

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Hosted by Chief Jorge Gonzalez & The Florida Resuscitation Academy

June 3rd, 2019 – 08:30 hrs. – 17:00 hrs.

Resuscitation Academy

Day 2 (Conf. Mini Sessions) June 4th, 2019


Room 1     Military Customs & Bearing Assembly – Honoring Honor Guard Traditions 

Stewarded by Chief Tammy Nugent Broward Sheriff’s Office

Featuring Margate Master Sergeant Guest Speaker

This course, affectionately known as our “honor guard boot camp” is designed to provide fire service and public safety organizations the basics in honor guard and color guard units. A balance of informative classroom presentations and hands-on repetition of practical skills highlight the intense training format.

Concurrent Sessions offered at two separate times both occurring on June 4th to allow attendees ability to attend either track

0900 – 1200 (1st iteration)


1300 – 1600 (2nd Offering)

Room 2    Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) Prep Course 

This is a two (2) day course June 4th and June 5th 2019. 

This comprehensive CEN exam preparation course offers the latest information and trends in emergency room nursing. An in-depth review of systems and refresher on current practices will prepare you for success by not just reviewing key points, but also reinforcing them.

June 4th – 0800 – 1700


June 5th – 0800 – 1700

Conf. Mini Session

Day 3 (FTFC Mini Sessions) June 5th, 2019


Room 1 – Difficult & Failed Airways… in the Field and ER

** “It Takes Your Breath Away”   Intro Didactics & Airway Lab

Didactic Led by Professor David Wirth from Broward College and Dr. Paul Pepe

Lab Stewarded by Captain Alex Acosta, Metro-Dade Air Rescue

0800 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

0830 – 1100 (1st iteration)

1430 – 1700 (2nd Offering)

Room 2 – Stop the Bleed Train the Trainer – Strategies & Initiatives

** “For the Life of All Flesh is the Blood Thereof”      

Featuring Chief Chris Del Campo, Dr. Randy Katz, Chief Julie Downey,

Dr. Peter Antevy, Capt. Justin Parrinello, Capt. Grant Lasseter

0800 Registration & Continental Breakfast

0830 – 1100 (1st iteration)


1430 – 1700 (2nd Offering)

Room 3 – Essentials of Prehospital Ultrasound 

** “F.A.S.T. Ways to See Me in the Shadows” – University of Miami Ultrasound Team

0800 – Registration & Continental Breakfast

0830 – 1100 (1st iteration of Ultrasound)


1430 – 1700 (2nd Offering of Ultrasound)

FTFC Mini Session