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Welcome Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Greg Scott, MBA, EMD-QI

Sep 07, 2021|AEDR 2021 Vol. 9 Issue 2|Editors Letters

What’s next for the First, First Responder? Since that term was first coined decades ago by Dr. Jeff Clawson in the nascent years of emergency medical dispatch development, much has changed. One of the biggest changes is the expanded role of the emergency telecommunicator in general—not simply the role of the emergency medical dispatcher (EMD), who was the subject of the earliest efforts to professionalize emergency telecommunicators with formal training and continuing education...

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Welcome Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Greg Scott, MBA, EMD-QI

Jun 22, 2021|AEDR 2021 Vol. 9 Issue 1|Editors Letters

Since our last issue was released in early January 2021, we have moved into a new stage of the COVID-19 pandemic—one of great promise, but also new dangers. It has been said by numerous epidemiological experts that we are now in a race to vaccinate enough of the population to stem the disease spread, before new and more potent virus variants threaten to ravage the world. Weathering more than a year of this pandemic makes it truly remarkable that so many dispatch agencies continue to perform at...

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Welcome Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Greg Scott, MBA, EMD-QI

Jan 20, 2021|AEDR 2020 Vol. 8 Issue 3|Editors Letters

As we begin a new year and close the books on 2020, uncertainty, disruption, and stressful conditions continue all around us. Public safety and public health services have been pushed to their extremes throughout much of the last year. The fallout from this extended effort, with all its accompanying tension and strain, will surely be studied for years to come. Yet even before this current crisis existed, emergency telecommunicators faced many challenges. In this issue, two groups of...

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Welcome Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Greg Scott, MBA, EMD-QI

Oct 01, 2020|AEDR 2020 Vol. 8 Issue 2|Editors Letters

So far, it's been a year like no other—and that has been especially true for emergency dispatch agencies and the responders for which they dispatch. While the COVID-19 outbreak is far from over, it appears that emergency services and public safety agencies have adjusted to our new normal quite effectively—albeit still with much uncertainty about the future. In coming issues, we expect to publish more on the pandemic as new research is completed and more cases of interest become available. However, for now, we are temporarily setting...

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