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Medical Power Plant

United States
August 21, 2018

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Dion Bryant Godwin

Callahan, FL


Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Professional

Emergency Management / Firefighter/Paramedic / HAZMAT Technician

Professional Summary:

Solid character and well-developed core competencies with regards to providing the disbursement of emergency medical care.

Committed to challenging and encouraging EMS/Paramedic staff to meet and exceed patient care standards.

Specialize in ensuring that all supervised staff has access to the resources and training required to administer emergency care.

Ambitious healthcare specialist who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key initiatives.

Passionate healthcare advocate successful in driving regulatory compliance and directing instructional programs.

Cultivate top-performing emergency medical teams committed to the successful emergency and disaster preparedness programs in Florida.

Offering decades of progressive experience in instruction and development of programs, policies, and initiatives resulting in continuous improvement of challenging and inspiring curricula.

Areas of Expertise:

High-Level Medical Proficiency

Strategic Planning & Analysis

Tactical Combat Casualty Care

Pediatric Emergency Assessment

Emergency Response to Terrorism

Prehospital Trauma Life Support

Analytical Problem Solver

National Incident Management

Compliance Regulations

Hazardous Materials Expertise

Emergency Vehicle Operation

Career Experience

Florida Army National Guard: 48 Civil Support & Chemical Survey Teams 2014 – Present

State of Florida

Primarily responsible planning and directing disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.

Selected Accomplishments:

Keep informed of activities or changes that could affect the likelihood of an emergency, as well as those that could affect response efforts and details of plan implementation.

Prepare plans that outline operating procedures to be used in response to disasters or emergencies, such as hurricanes, nuclear accidents, and terrorist attacks, and in recovery from these events.

Propose alteration of emergency response procedures based on regulatory changes, technological changes, or knowledge gained from outcomes of previous emergency situations.

Maintain and update all resource materials associated with emergency preparedness plans.

Coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities, such as ordering evacuations, opening public shelters, and implementing special needs plans and programs.

Cultivate liaisons with municipalities, county departments, and similar entities to facilitate plan development, response effort coordination, and exchanges of personnel and equipment.

Monitor HAZMAT scenes to ensure compliance with 29 & 49 CFR, DOT, NFPA 472, OSHA standards while consistently complying with prescribed safety procedures and federal laws regulating hazardous materials.

Army Medic Instructor 2010 – 2014

Regional Training Institute

Design, develop, and implement a unique emergency medicine curriculum for students of various ages utilizing current research based instructional practices to develop interdisciplinary units of instruction that meet both the group and individual needs of students.

Selected Accomplishments:

Developed curriculum ensuring state and federal requirements are met.

Collaborated with key stakeholders to guarantee successful completion of goals and objectives.

Instructed and assessed Army Medic and Combat Lifesaver courses per standards of the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician.

Designed a medical range text, conducted range safety briefings, before and during each range, and maintain radio communications.

Created an innovative skill sheet for the Combat Lifesaver Course which Army Medical Department implemented in the new curriculum.

Paramedic 2006 – 2014

Hamilton County EMS

Provided comprehensive and effective care to adult and pediatric patients, including assessment, management, and treatment of any medical or traumatic event, both at the scene and in transit.

Selected Accomplishments:

Provided and directed fast, efficient Advanced Life Support to the ill and injured utilizing all basic and advanced abilities and techniques, including the placement of peripheral, central and intra-osseous lines, esophageal obturator airways, endo-tracheal intubations, cardiac monitoring and EKG interpretations, defibrillation, and cardio version.

Performed critical physical examinations, recognizing, assessing, and treating medical emergencies, offering reasonable and acceptable differential diagnosis.

Anticipated potentially life-threatening occurrences of non-cardiac emergencies and instituted appropriate emergency therapy where essential for the preservation of life.

Dealt with medical and emotional needs of any victim of acute illness or injury with the goal of reducing mortality.

Responsible for managing and directing all first responders at the scene of a medical emergency such as QRUs, Police Departments, and EMTs.

Additional Experience

Firefighter/Paramedic Suwannee County Fire Rescue 2009 – 2010

Firefighter/Paramedic Nassau County Fire Rescue 2003

Paramedic/EMT Various Ambulance Services 1999 – 2004

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science, Fire Science, Columbia Southern University, 2013

Associate of Arts, Medicine, St. Johns River State College, 2010

Military Education

Commercial Ship Boarding with FLETC, 2016

ECBC Advance Sampling, 2016

Radiological Nuclear Detection Quick Start Train the Trainer, 2015

Civil Support Skills Course, 2015

CRBN Responder Course, 2015

Military Secret Security Clearance, 2014

Advance Leadership Course, 2013

Small Group Instructor Training Course, 2011

Army Basic Instructor Course, 2011

Warrior Leadership Course, 2010

Combat Medic Advanced Skills Training, 2008

Army Academy of Heath and Sciences, 2007

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