[Live Webinar] First Responder Defensive Tactics Awareness
EMS providers respond to potentially volatile situations on a daily basis. However, most providers have never been taught the potential warning signs of a violent encounter or how to handle this type of situation. According to a study by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, the number 1 injury to EMS providers is assault, with 52% of those surveyed saying they had been attacked on the job. In addition, according to the University of Maryland “the risk of an assault for EMS workers is about 30 times higher than the national average.” This webinar provides an overview of the threat and provides responders with effective techniques they can use to mitigate their risks.
About the Speaker
PHILIP DUCZYMINSKI is a 25-year veteran of the fire service and a Captain/Training Officer for the City of Novi (MI) Fire Department. He has served with the Western Wayne County Haz-Mat Team, and Michigan Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 (MI-TF-1). A graduate of the School of Fire Staff and Command at Eastern Michigan University, Duczyminski is a certified Michigan fire instructor, Water/Ice Rescue Instructor, EMS Instructor Coordinator, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Public Administration and is currently pursuing a Doctorate. In addition, he holds multiple black belts in various forms of martial arts with the highest-ranking being 8th degree black belt.