Functional Groups serve to elevate the standard of emergency medical service (EMS) for the central region of Arizona. They provide the opportunity for EMS professionals and interested others to work together to develop programs and/or resolve problems in the areas of Prevention, Planning, Patient Management, Trauma, and EMS Systems.
Functional Group meetings are open to interested EMS professionals as well as the general public. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every odd month commencing at 10:00 am. Functional Group membership is voluntary and includes voting members and guests. The current Meeting Schedule is listed below.
May 15, 2019 Program Highlights
10:00 - 11:00 am
Stress, Grief and Suicide in First Responders
Dara N. Rampersad, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
First Responder Psychologist
Learn to identify stressors, how to cope with grief, and prevent suicide in first responders.
11:00 - 11:30 am
Central Region Agency/Hospital Profile
Abrazo Mesa Hospital
Steward Florence Hospital
We order lunch based on expected attendance. Therefore, please RSVP. THANK YOU!