EMS Planner Team Summary
In May, planners transitioned from Phase-I of the project (information gathering) to the beginning of Phase-II (report construction). During this time, the Planner’s EMS County Resource Assessment (survey) was dispersed to all registered EMS agencies and identified EMS system entities throughout the state.
The Planners have transitioned much of their focus toward developing their county-focused resource assessment documents and clarifying any comments or data points from agencies who submitted a resource assessment.
Throughout May, the Planner team met in-person to walk through the outline construction for the collective county-focused resource reports, as well as to attend the monthly Sustainability Task Force meeting. As large-scale information has now been gathered by the Planner team, a high-level review is also being planned in hopes that some key trends/themes and talking points can be presented to the Bureau and Task Force in the month of June.
Looking toward the immediate future, it is imperative that any EMS agency that wishes to connect with their respective Planner (if they have not done so already) communicates with them as soon as possible! Your agency’s information, successes, challenges, and voice are necessary for this project – and your Planner is certainly interested in hearing from you!
Wrapped up assessment (survey) and validated stakeholder input through in-person follow sessions in all seven counties. Began drafting county plans (reports) and discussed proofing and editing process for each county plan (report). The environmental scan for the North AOR is 100% complete and 70% done with the plan (report) draft.
In person follow up consisted of following entities: Moscow Fire Department, Schweitzer Fire Department, Clearwater County EMS, Clark Fork Valley Ambulance, Dear Ambulance, Genesee Ambulance, Potlach Ambulance, Troy Ambulance, Boundary Ambulance J-K Ambulance, Kootenai County EMS System, and Harrison Community Ambulance.
North Central AOR
Focused on assessment (survey) loose ends and reached out to county commissioners. Agency engagement rate is nearly 91%. A small amount of agencies want to converse rather than complete the assessment. The environmental scan is 100% complete with 60% of the draft plan (report) completed.
Outreach and communication consisted of the following entities: Valley County Commissioner, Riggins Ambulance, Syringa Hospital, Idaho Association of Counties, Payette County Commissioner, Lewis County Commissioner, Nez Perce County Commissioner, Adams County Commissioner, Idaho County Commissioner, Culdesac QRU, Kooskia Ambulance, and Glenwood Caribel QRU
Met with the planner for an in-person working session and wrapped up initial virtual interviews. 100% of the agencies licensed with the Bureau were reached out but 57% participated with the assessment (survey). The environmental scan is 100% complete with 40% of the plan (report) completed.
Outreach and communication consisted of the following entities: Atlanta QRU, East Boise County Ambulance, Air St. Luke’s, and Grand View Ambulance.
South Central AOR
Connected with two unresponsive agencies, focused on creating plans (reports), and reached out to county commissioners regarding the assessment (survey). The environmental scan is 100% complete with 40% of the draft plan (report) complete.
Outreach and communication consisted of the following entities: Dietrich QRU, Carey Fire and Rescue, several county commissioners.
Focused on assessment (survey) results, began drafting plans, and working with the planners on a format for the final report. The environmental scan is 90% complete with 30% of the draft plan (report) completed.
Continued outreach and communication with the following entities: Bear Lake County Fire Department, Bear Lake County Commissioner, North Bannock Fire District, Chief for Star Valley, Bear Lake County Ambulance, Bingham County EMS, Downey Ambulance Coordinator, and a medical director.
Reviewed report formats, continued data organization, and report writing. The environmental scan is 100% complete, with 50% of the draft plan (report) complete, and 20% of the after-action plan complete.
Continued outreach and communication with the following entities: North Custer Ambulance, Custer Hospital District, US Forest Service, Idaho Guides Association, Fremont County Commissioner, Central Fire, South Custer Ambulance, North Custer County Hospital District, Teton County Commissioners, Teton County Search and Rescue, Teton County Fire and Rescue, and Teton County Fire and Rescue Commissioners.