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HEARTSafe Community - Champions
Ask your questions and seek advice from leaders in other HEARTSafe communities. This forum is moderated by webinar host, David Hiltz.
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David Hiltz
Program Manager @HEARTSafe Communities
David’s current role is as the Director of Quality at Code One Training Solutions, LLC. He is an active volunteer with professional organizations such as the American College of Cardiology, the Citizen CPR Foundation and a number of other not-for-profit groups. David has extensive background in cardiac arrest systems of care through his work at Code One and with the American Heart Association where he gained substantial experience in education, implementation, strategy development, and in helping systems achieve improved outcomes. David is focused on helping bystanders to be ready, willing, and able to act. Additionally, he supports the concept that care provided by our EMS agencies must occur within a system that coordinates and integrates each facet of care into a choreographed group effort, focusing on survival to discharge from the hospital.
Josh Smith
Captain/Paramedic @Richland Fire & Emergency Services
Josh Smith is a Captain/Paramedic with Richland Fire & Emergency Services (RF&ES) located in southeast Washington State. Josh has been in the fire service for 19 years both as a career and volunteer firefighter, spending the last 6 years with RF&ES. In addition to his role in operations, he serves on the department’s cardiac resuscitation committee, and is the program coordinator of Heart Safe Richland. Josh also serves on the Citizen CPR Foundation’s program advisory committee for Heart Safe Communities. In 2019, he championed the City of Richland’s efforts on becoming the first Heart Safe Community designated by the CCPRF using the revised, objective criteria. Josh was a recipient of the inaugural 40 under 40 award at the CCPRF’s, Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit, in Seattle, WA. This award recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who are considered to be future leaders in cardiac arrest survival.
Jim Suozzi, D.O. NRP, FACEP
Associate Medical Director @Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock
Jim Suozzi, D.O. NRP, FACEP has been involved in EMS for over 30 years. He is currently the Associate Medical Director of Emergency Medicine and the EMS Medical Director at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock - Keene, NH. Dr. Suozzi serves as the Medical Director for New Hampshire e911 and Vermont EMS District 13 Medical Advisor. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services.