Administration and Leadership

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), and well known for his work in the area of EMS management and mass casualty incident (MCI) management, presented on the critical actions necessary during the first 30 minutes of an MCI. A.J. stressed the need for early set up of command, the use of designated radio channels to control and direct incoming units and use separate channels for on scene command functions, ambulance staging and patient reports from the transportation branch to the receiving hospitals.
Cardiac & Resuscitation

JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman is participating as keynote and session speaker today at the 27th Annual Life Link III Trauma Tactics Conference at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch, Minn., near Minneapolis. For 27 years, Trauma Tactics has provided quality continuing education, exceptional speakers and much more. It’s a conference that's designed to enhance the skills of providers of all levels, covering rescue and prehospital situations, to transport and in-hospital treatment.
Commentary

A.J. Heightman, Editor-in-Chief, leads a brief discussion about current issues in the EMS industry that will be addressed at EMS Today. Topics Discussed Include: Preconference workshops at EMS Today - exciting new topics Hot topics in EMS right now...and the sessions we'll have at EMS Today that cover them Why have we selected these classes for the 2015 program? An explanation of our selection process The new design and focus of the JEMS Games preliminary course
Administration and Leadership

JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman is in his hometown of Scranton, Pa., where his father served as Commanding Officer in charge of the Scranton Fire Department. Heightman completed a ride along and presented a special Mass Casualty Incident Management response kit he developed for Scranton Fire Department Resuce 1, the seventh busiest resuce truck in the United States.
Administration and Leadership

At the 2014 Pinnacle Conference, JEMS Editor-in Chief A.J. Heightman presented a half-day workshop on advanced strategies for managing an EMS agency with Skip Kirkwood, EMS chief of the Durham County (N.C.) EMS system and former president of the National EMS Management Association.