WEMLive session: Rocky Mountain Medicine

Another fabulous Monday, FREE #WEMLive session on Mountain Medicine that you will not want to miss out on!!

WEM Founder Mark Hannaford is privileged to be speaking with ace-medics from the Grand Teton National Park; Firefighter & Paramedic Kevin Grange award-winning author of ‘Wild Rescues’, and Dr Will Smith, Medical Director of the US Nationals Park Service.

On July 21, 2010, Will was the medical director in a search and rescue operation to find three separate parties of 17 people who were stranded above 13,000 feet near the summit of the Grand Teton during a lightning storm. It was the largest rescue event to occur in Grand Teton National Park. He was the medical supervisor for 16 of the 17 people rescued. The next day, the rescue operation continued to retrieve the one person who died after being struck by lightning and falling 3,000 feet. The rescue involved two helicopters, a dozen climbing rangers, two mountaineering physicians and numerous other responders. “It was a monumental test of rescuer skills and stamina, combined with incident command management ability,” said Fire Rescue Magazine.
Kevin’s book ‘Wild Rescues’ is a fast-paced, firsthand glimpse into the exciting lives of paramedics who work with the National Park Service: a unique brand of park rangers who respond to medical and traumatic emergencies in some of the most isolated and rugged parts of America. In 2014, Kevin Grange left his job as a paramedic in Los Angeles to work in a response area with 2.2 million acres: Yellowstone National Park.
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This session will be available afterwards on the WEM Facebook page and the WEM Academy website.

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