St. Petersburg Fire Rescue (FL) Wins 2020 JEMS Games

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue (FL) came out on top at the JEMS Games Clinical Competition at EMS Today in Florida on Thursday.
Photo/Jeff Frankel

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue (FL) came out on top at the JEMS Games Clinical Competition at EMS Today in Florida on Thursday.

The JEMS Games is a challenging and educational clinical competition highlighting cutting-edge simulation technology.

The preliminary competition challenged 19 teams to appropriately assess and provide quality, efficient patient care during several realistic, high-pressure scenarios.

The top three teams moved on to the final competition, a 20-minute high-energy scenario that required managing multiple patients at a structure fire with a report of trapped victims.

Meret USA St. Petersburg (FL) Local 747 came in second place. Sussex County EMS (DE) came in third place.

“First, I want to congratulate [winning team] for an amazing performance,” said JEMS Executive Editor Mike McEvoy. “They really defined the meaning of teamwork and showed their expertise, knowledge and quick thinking abilities in a fast-paced setting. The JEMS Games is not just a competition, however. It reflects the high-quality care that continues to evolve in the world of emergency medical services every year.”

The JEMS Games founding sponsor is Laerdal Medical Corp.

Other 2020 JEMS Games participating teams:

Cape Fear Valley-Hoke EMS (Fayetteville, N.C.)

Wake Forest Baptist Health AirCare (Winston-Salem, N.C.)

Queen Anne’s County DES (Centreville, MD)

Cumberland County EMS (Fayetteville, N.C.)

YANAPAY (Guayaquil, Ecuador) (Two Teams)

Clearwater Fire & Rescue (Clearwater, FL)

SeniorCare EMS (New York, NY)

Georgetown Fire Department (Georgetown, TX)

Montgomery County Hospital District (Conroe, TX)

Pinellas Park Fire Department (Clearwater, FL)

American Medical Response (Tampa, FL)

Westlake Fire Department (Westlake, OH)

Capital Health EMS (Burlington, NJ)

West Palm Beach Fire Department (West Palm Beach, FL)

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue (St. Petersburg, FL)

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