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From Patient Zero to Present Day

Combatting a National Outbreak with a Data-Driven Approach 

Imagine receiving the following phone call:  you’ve got the first novel coronavirus patient in the U.S. in your jurisdiction, and you need to coordinate transport to the hospital. What’s your first move?    

In the on-demand webinar, Dr. Eric Cooper, Medical Director for Snohomish County EMS, and Scott Dorsey, Deputy Chief of Strategic Analysis and Improvement for Snohomish County Fire District 7, will walk you through their agencies’  COVID-19 response progression from patient zero to present-day to what they are preparing for next.   

In this one-hour long session, Dr. Cooper and Deputy Chief Dorsey will share the essential role data plays in:    

  • Formulating new COVID-19 protocols.    
  • Identifying and maintaining proper PPE supply levels.    
  • Establishing critical lines of communication for an improved provider and patient health response.    
  • Championing partnerships with local, regional, and state health resources.    
  • Shaping viewpoint on future trends and progression related to COVID-19.     

Watch the on-demand webinar to hear a firsthand perspective on COVID-19 in EMS and fire and learn how data can help continue to shape your agency’s response.  


headshot of Chief Scott Dorsey

Scott Dorsey is the Deputy Chief of Strategic Analysis and Improvement for Snohomish County Fire District 7 in Washington State. District 7 is a fire-based EMS system providing both BLS and ALS transport service from eight career fire stations spread over a 100 square mile area.  Deputy Chief Dorsey has been in the fire service for 28 years and has been a paramedic for 22 years. He holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Informatics from Grand Canyon University. Deputy Chief Dorsey is also involved in numerous state initiatives including serving on the Secretary of Health’s Trauma Steering Committee, Chair of the Pre-Hospital Technical Advisory committee, and Chair of the Washington Emergency Medical Services Information System committee. Leadership, data, and improvement are all topics that create passion within his approach to EMS.  

Dr. Eric  Cooper, Snohomish County EMS Medical Program Director

Dr. EricCooper is from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and History from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He continued to the University of Miami School of Medicine for his Medical Degree. Dr. Cooper completed a Transitional Internship followed by a residency in Emergency Medicine at UCSF -Fresno. Dr. Cooper is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and received sub-specialty Board Certification in Emergency Medical Services in 2015.  

Since 2013, Dr. Cooper has served as the Snohomish County EMS Medical Program Director, overseeing almost 1,500 pre-hospital care providers who serve a population of around 750,000 residents.  

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