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Medical Technician

Pineville, LA
June 30, 2015

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Chad E. Worthy

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Pineville, LA 71360


Professional Experience

City of Alexandria Fire Department

**** – Current

Director of Emergency Medical Services

Additional Responsibilities Include: Health & Safety Officer, EMS Training Officer, and

EMS Program Director

Description of Duties:

This class comprises a highly responsible administrative position in the Emergency

Medical Services (EMS) Division of the Fire Department, the primary duty of which

includes assisting the Fire Chief in monitoring EMS programs, policies, and procedures. The

Director of Emergency Medical Services observes, documents, and reviews all aspects of

EMS operations; makes recommendations for maintaining competency of all personnel

performing EMS functions; provides training in order to assure compliance with established

standards; and maintains division records to assure conformance with accepted medical and

EMS protocol. Communicates in person or by telephone with other medical professionals, the

public, and the news media in order to answer questions, address complaints and discuss

division operations or training, serve as liaison between fire service medical operations and area

hospitals. Coordinate the EMS work of the department with other government and public safety

agencies on projects of mutual concern. Gather information requested by courts, attorneys, or

other authorized persons as directed. Attends official meetings, conducts workshops, delivers

speeches, and meets with civic and governmental groups regarding the Emergency Medical

Service of the department.

Department of Health & Hospitals EMS Task Force

2014 – Current

Description of Duties:

The EMS Task Force is comprised of stakeholders with specific experience and expertise

related to the provision of Emergency Medical Services in the different models and

settings common in Louisiana. The Task Force is an advisory group gathered to provide

feedback, advice, and support to the Department of Health & Hospitals, Office of Public

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Health, Bureau of EMS and it serves as a forum for the development, consideration, and

communication of information from a knowledgeable, independent perspective. The

EMS Task Force is also responsible for nominating individuals to serve on the EMS

Certification Commission.

City of Pineville Fire Department

1999 – 2011


Description of Duties:

I was hired by Pineville Fire Dept as an experienced paramedic and was cross-trained to

be a firefighter. I worked my way up through the ranks to earn the position/title of

Captain. While at PFD I was able to become very familiar with emergency fire ground

operations as well as haz-mat awareness. In addition to fighting fires, I frequently served

as Captain/Paramedic for the Emergency Medical Sprint truck. This is an Advanced

Cardiac unit that responds to all calls in the city regardless of the nature of the incident.

This often included fires, haz-mat, motor vehicle accident, cardiac arrest, trauma or

medical, extrication, or going to the police station to check on inmates. I also obtained

instructor status for Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pre-Hospital

Trauma Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and attended the Bureau of EMS

Instructor Workshop while employed with PFD. I also served as a volunteer member of

the water rescue and recovery team as well as a tactical medic for Pineville SWAT.

Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital

2008 – 2011

Emergency Department Paramedic

Description of Duties:

As an employee of Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, I served as a staff Paramedic in

the Emergency Department. My roles and responsibilities may include but not limited to

patient assessment and evaluation, IV therapy, administer and education of medication,

communication with interdisciplinary personnel, patient education, etc. In addition to my

roles in the Emergency Department, I also assisted with staff education by teaching CPR,


Acadian Ambulance and Air Med

1995 – 1999

Field Paramedic

Description of Duties:

Performed basic and advanced skills for the critical and non-critical sick and or injured in

an emergency and non-emergency setting. Other duties include some of those previously

mentioned as well as those that are performed with Pineville Fire Dept. and Christus St.

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Frances Cabrini Emergency Dept. In addition, I was responsible for the direct

supervision of Basic EMT’s and EMT Intermediates.

71L10 Administrative Specialist for the United States Army

01 November 1988 to 29 September 1996 (Honorable Discharge)

Description of Duties:

Accurate information is crucial for planning and managing Army operations.

Administrative Specialists make sure that information is recorded, stored and delivered in

order to keep operations running as smoothly as possible. Roles and responsibilities may

include but not limited to typing letters, reports, requisition forms and official orders,

organizing and maintaining files and publications, ordering office supplies, greet and

assist office visitors, scheduling training and leave for unit personnel, answering phones

and providing general information, providing technical guidance on administrative

matters to other soldiers. Administrative Specialist must be skilled in English grammar,

spelling and punctuation, typing and clerical skills, proof reading, setting up and

maintaining filing and publication systems, preparing forms and correspondence in Army


45K10 Tank Turret Repair for the United States Army

30 November 1990 to 21 May 1991 (Honorable Discharge)

Description of Duties:

A Tank Turret specialist supervises and performs direct and general support and depot

level maintenance/repairs on the mechanisms/systems of tank turrets/weapons, fighting

vehicles, towed/self-propelled artillery, small arms and other infantry weapons. Maintain

the tank and armor equipment which is to include but not limited to electrical and

hydraulic systems and keeping it in operational readiness and able to perform its assigned

missions. Tank specialists are required to learn and become trained members of the tank

crew, in addition to other systems found on the different Armor pieces. Tank Specialists

are trained to become crew members and assume different functions in keeping the tanks



Northwestern State University – Unified Public Safety Administration – 2011 - Current

Northwestern State University - Nursing - 2008 – Changed Degree Program (3.94 GPA)

EMS Instructor Workshop - 2007

Pineville Firefighter Academy - 1999 LSU Firefighter Certification

Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic - 1992 Louisiana Technical College

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Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate - 1991 Ouachita Parish Technical College

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic - 1990 Louisiana Technical College

Holy Savior Menard High School - 1987 Graduate

Special Qualifying Experience Certifications or License

Certifications Instructor Certifications

NREMT-Paramedic EMS Instructor

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) CPR Instructor

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) ACLS Instructor

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) PALS Instructor

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) (currently expired) PHTLS Instructor

Tactical Combat Casualty Care

SSI Search & Recovery Dive Certification

Fire Fighter I, Fire Equipment Operator, Captain

Hazardous Materials Awareness

Firefighter Survival

SCBA Search and Rescue

Weapons of Mass Destruction EMS Training Course


- Louisiana Emergency Response Network

- Department of Health & Hospitals EMS Task Force

- Hands Over Heart Committee Member

- Red Cross Health and Safety Committee Member

- Two year member of the Finance Committee of FUMC

- Assist with community youth activities and outreach programs

- Safe Kids

- Currently serving on A Disaster Relief Committee

- AHA education to VFD

- Rapides Parish Dive and Recovery

- Pineville Water Rescue Team

- Pineville Tactical SWAT Paramedic

- AFD Open Water Diver


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Membership and Subscriptions

National Association Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Management News Letter

Firehouse News Day

Safe Kids Worldwide

Louisiana State Analytical & Fusion Exchange

American Heart Association News Journal

Firehouse World Wide


Integrated Healthcare Forum

EMS World Management

NREMT News Letter

Fire Chiefs Magazine

Journal of Emergency Management


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