Acknowledgments (2000)

A debt of thanks is extended to Troy Hogue, Area Manager, Rural/Metro, Syracuse, who served as Project Manager and “author” for the new standards. Troy’s quality expertise and personal commitment to the revision were essential to its successful completion.

At the inception of the revision process, requests for comments were solicited from EMS organizations and professionals across the country. The Commission would like to thank and acknowledge all those who provided initial input, including the American Ambulance Association’s Professional Standards Committee; the Association of Air Medical Services; the National Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatchers; the National Association of Chiefs of Police; the National Association of EMS Physicians; the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine; Acadian Ambulance Services, Inc.; IMPACT Instrumentation, Inc.; Larry Anderson, Consultant; Pam Baker; Jonathan Best, NAEMT Board Representative to CAAS; Dean Cole, EMS Program Director for the State of Nebraska; and CAAS site reviewers Dr. Bill Jermyn, George Johnson, Wilfred Chapleau, Dr. Patrick Lanzetta, and Dr. Vincent Verdile;

Many thanks are due to the members of the Standards Revision Committee, including: Kurt Krumperman, Chair, Rural/Metro Corporation, Syracuse, NY; Dale J. Berry, Huron Valley Ambulance, Ann Arbor, MI; Dr. Joseph Darin, Brookfield, WI; Dr. John W. “Bill” Jermyn, Moberly, MO; Chief Mary Beth Michos, Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue, Prince William, VA; Mark Postma, MEDIC EMS, Davenport, IA; Lawson Stuart, AMR/NCTI, Sacramento, CA; and Susan D. McHenry, NHTSA, Washington DC.

A special thank you is also extended to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for their generous financial contribution to the completion of this project.

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Acknowledgments (2004)

CAAS wishes to thank Bill Jermyn, DO, FACEP, ACEP representative to the CAAS Board of Directors, for chairing the IFT/SCT Task Force. His commitment to the project has truly made the new standards a reality.

CAAS also wishes to thank the six sub-committee chairs who ably supported Dr. Jermyn and provided their expert advice in the development of the standards. They include: Jack Grandey, Program Director for FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Critical Care Transport, in Pinehurst, NC; Brian O’Neill, Vice-President, Emergency Systems, Center for Emergency Services-North Shore-Long Island and Jewish Health System, Syosset, NY; Heather Martin, Training Officer, West Des Moines EMS, West Des Moines, IA; Diane Baker, Nurse Manager, CARE Ambulance Service, Inc., Anaheim, CA; Patricia Peltier, AMR Project Manager Southwest Region, San Diego, CA; and Jon Krohmer, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, Kent County EMS, Grand Rapids, MI. The Commission also thanks C. T. Kearns, Executive Director, Pinellas Co. EMS Authority, Largo, FL; and Debbie Vass, Sunstar EMS, Largo, FL for their valuable insights.

As always, thanks are due to Troy Hogue, CAAS Standards Chair, and the revision committee for their dedication in keeping the CAAS standards current.

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Acknowledgments (2009)

CAAS would like to extend a special thank you to Jon Howell, CEO, Huntsville EMS for chairing the CAAS standards revision committee.  CAAS would also like to thank Chuck Kearns, MBA, EMT-P who served as Project Manager and “editor” for the revised standards.

This revision would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of our committee members: Diane Baker, RN, RCP, Care Ambulance, Orange CA; Will Chapleau III, RN, TNS, EMT-P American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; James Cusick, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, Denver CO; Troy Hogue, Manager, Rural Metro, Syracuse NY; Kurt Krumperman; Patricia Peltier, RN, BA, Escondido, CA; and Kathy Rinnert, MD, FACEP, Associate Professor, University of Texas/ SW Medical Center, Dallas, TX.   The Commission also thanks Mike Taigman, General Manager, AMR; Randy Howell, Boise Fire Department, Boise ID; Scott Vivier, Henderson Fire Department, Henderson, NV; Doug Wolfberg , Page, Wolfberg and Wirth; and Susan McHenry, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for their valuable insights.

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