7. How Well Can We Do It? Force Protection and Other Wellness Issues for EMS Personnel

79 responses

Which of the following are you personally vaccinated against?

78 out of 79 answered

1
MMR
94% / 74 resp.
2
DPT
89% / 70 resp.
3
Influenza (2018-19 vaccine)
84% / 66 resp.
4
Hep A
61% / 48 resp.
5
Shingles (> 50 YR)
14% / 11 resp.
6
Pneumonia (>50 YR)
11% / 9 resp.

Does your agency MANDATE vaccinations?

79 out of 79 answered

1
Yes
50% / 40 resp.
2
No
49% / 39 resp.

Which vaccines are mandated at your agency?

36 out of 79 answered

1
MMR
77% / 28 resp.
2
DPT
63% / 23 resp.
3
Influenza (annual)
50% / 18 resp.
4
Hep A
38% / 14 resp.
5
Shingles (> 50 YR)
2% / 1 resp.
6
Pneumonia (>50 YR)
0% / 0 resp.
7
Other
13% / 5 resp.

Does your service do any type of injury screening for your providers?

78 out of 79 answered

1
Yes
50% / 39 resp.
2
No
50% / 39 resp.

Does your program have a formal exercise program for those interested in injury prevention?

79 out of 79 answered

1
Yes
32% / 26 resp.
2
No
67% / 53 resp.

Does your agency provide any services to improve your physical or mental health?

79 out of 79 answered

1
Yes
70% / 56 resp.
2
No
29% / 23 resp.

In your opinion what services would be helpful?

77 out of 79 answered

1
Mental Health
54% / 42 resp.
2
Weight control
23% / 18 resp.
3
Fitness
13% / 10 resp.
4
PT
9% / 7 resp.
5
TRiM
0% / 0 resp.

Has there been any action taken in your department to improve the security of firefighters / paramedics?

79 out of 79 answered

1
Yes
54% / 43 resp.
2
No
45% / 36 resp.

For recurring Mass Gathering Events, how often does your system review/revise the medical plan?

79 out of 79 answered

1
Every year
53% / 42 resp.
2
Only when we have a problem
21% / 17 resp.
3
Once every 4 years
13% / 11 resp.
4
Never
11% / 9 resp.

Who is more likely to be assaulted?

79 out of 79 answered

1
EMS Professional
98% / 78 resp.
2
Firefighter
1% / 1 resp.

Do you contract with an external entity for occupational medicine?

79 out of 79 answered

1
Yes
73% / 58 resp.
2
No
26% / 21 resp.

Do you have an in house vaccination program?

79 out of 79 answered

1
Yes
45% / 36 resp.
2
No
54% / 43 resp.