Annual EMS Seminar

Virtual EMS Seminar

Saturday, March 6, 2021


9:00 a.m. – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Leading the Change in Winning the War Against Occupational Cancer

Past Chief Brian McQueen

Brian F. McQueen is a retired volunteer Fire Chief of the Whitesboro Fire Department, Whitesboro. He is a 43-year member of the volunteer fire service. McQueen is a retired public school educator spending most of his time as a Principal and a District-Level School Administrator.

Brian’s fire service history allowed him to become trained in fire service leadership where he serves his department as a Captain in their Training Division McQueen served Oneida County as a Deputy Fire Coordinator (Car 271) whose position allowed him to develop and carry out the training of the fire service in Oneida County. He is a retired Director of FASNY and currently represents FASNY as the New York State Director to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). Brian was a co-author of the Lavender Ribbon Report.

10:00 a.m. – Head and Facial Trauma for the Prehospital Practitioner

Paul A. Werfel, NRP

The pre-hospital practitioner’s handling of the patient with head and facial trauma can be one of the most difficult scenarios to successfully manage. With airway issues to deal with, C-spine injuries and profuse bleeding all factoring into the equation, it’s easy to see how daunting a task this can be. In this discussion, we will discuss the methods of assessing and managing these injuries that affect nearly 2 million people in the U.S. and result in approximately 50% to 55% of all prehospital deaths.

This graphic, interactive session we will explore the assessment, pathophysiology, signs, symptoms and treatment of:

  • Cerebral concussions
  • Cerebral contusions
  • Basilar skull fractures
  • Intercranial bleeds
  • Penetrating head trauma
  • Maxillofacial injuries