Melvin Trent Firefighter/Paramedic-I have been an ALS Provider since 1989
Virginia Fire Programs: Firefighter I and II, Hazmat Awareness and Ops, Pump Ops, Rural Water Supply, EVOC SP5,ARFF, Virginia Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, NREMTP- ACLS,PHTLS,CPR,PALS, HTR Vehicle Extrication; Confined Space,
DoD certs include Driver /Operator, Mobile Water Supply, Hazmat Opps, Awareness, Telecom 1&2 Inspector 1
Others: Commercial Driver License, Class A, Endorsements; Tankers, Doubles-Trip
2009-2010 Southside Virginia Community College Paramedic Program
2008-Present General Education classes at Southside Virginia Community College
1989-1991 College of Health and Sciences
Emergency Health Sciences Paramedic
1987 Ferrum College, Ferrum, Virginia
Studies in General Education and Sports Medicine; worked
As a Student Trainer from 1987-1990.
1985 Central Senior High School
High School Diploma
Fort Pickett Fire & Rescue, 1485 West Parade, Fort Pickett, Virginia (Chief Mike Berry)_
Served as a firefighter /medic responsible for all firefighting duties including driving, operating, inspecting all equipment, mass casualty responses, HazMat response ,ARFF responses and other technical responses based on SOP. Anything required completing the mission of supporting our military, community and protecting life and property.
I Serve as a member of the Emergency Medical Team as an ALS provider, performing all duties associated with patient care and all other duties assigned to me, including, but not limited to checking of equipment, day to day EMS calls, participating in training sessions to ensure knowledge and abilities, and all other duties as assigned including transportation of the sick and injured to the appropriate facility.
June 04- Jan 08
WSI FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES IRAQ, Washington D.C. (Chief Alan Utterback)
Contract firefighter, Firefighter, EMS, HazMat
Served as a firefighter responsible for all firefighter duties including driving, operating, inspecting all equipment, dispatching, mass casualty response, HazMat response and other technical responses based on SOP. Anything required completing the mission of supporting our military and protecting life and property.
Jan 2004- June 2004 –
American Medical Response, Richmond, Virginia. (Supervisor David Crawley 911 System)
Subcontracted to Richmond Ambulance Authority
Emergency Medical Technician – Cardiac Technician (ALS)
Serve as a member of the Emergency Medical Team as an ALS provider, performing all duties associated with patient care and all other duties assigned to me, including, but not limited to checking of equipment, day to day EMS calls, participating in training sessions to ensure knowledge and abilities, and all other duties associated with life saving techniques required by being the one in charge of my unit in a systems management system, which does both emergency and non-emergency transports, as well as hospital-to-hospital transports
August 2002 – March 2003
Amelia Ambulance Service, Amelia, Virginia (Supervisor Richard Alley) 911 Backup
Emergency Medical Technician- Cardiac Technician (ALS)
All EMT-C duties associated with patient care and provided both emergency and non-emergency transports, including hospital to hospital.
Pennington Seed Incorporated, Kenbridge, Virginia (Supervisor Will)
All duties associated with driving and 18-wheeler and delivery of freight.
Boy Scouts of America Robert E. Lee Council, Richmond, Virginia
Supervisor – Terry Coffman, Bill Givler, Dickey Coffee
Taught archery to Cubs and Webloos at summer camp as well as a member of the administrative camp staff, also served as the Medical Senior Officer, responsible for the operation of the camp clinic and responses on both camps. Goochland County Fire & Rescue
Lunenburg County Public Schools, Victoria, Virginia (Supervisor Wallace Owen, Athletic Director)
All duties associated with being a football coach, responsibilities, included taking care of the athletic injuries
Something I have done for many years.
2003 – Varied
Did various things that allowed me to stay close to home. My mother was ill and passed away, March 2004.
Feb 2002-Aug 2002
Lunenburg correctional facility, Victoria, Va. (Supervisor Mrs Carroll)
Duty as nurse technician all medic and clinic duties! Responding to emergencies, clinic duties seeing sick call patients, pulling meds in the pharmacy, administering meds, giving morning and evening insulin!
Davis Ambulance Service, Farmville, Virginia (supervisor Brian Butler)
All duties associated with emergency and non-emergency patient care, including, some hospital-to-hospital 911 backup.
Pecos River Learning Centers, Sante Fe, New Mexico (Supervisor Frank Doyle)
Peco’s provides outdoor learning experience, both classroom and outdoors on a low and high ropes course. My duties were to provide ALS coverage on the outdoor course, perform rescues, and medical interventions when necessary and assist with the course maintenance when necessary.
Ferrum College, Ferrum, Virginia (Supervisor Dave Davis)
In 1987, I was a Student Trainer for all sports for Ferrum College, working with the infirmary doctor Marlene Henley on a daily basis, as well as traveling with Division III College Teams. In 1988 they lost their entire training staff, so I inherited the job and ran the sports medicine office in effect with Dr. Henley’s direction.
Jackie Dalton Masonry Contractor, Kenbridge, Virginia (Supervisor Jackie Dalton)
Masonry Apprentice (Laborer)
All duties associated with masonry; scaffolding, mixing mortar, moving block and brick, and operating equipment.
While still in high school, I went ½ day to Southside Virginia Community College taking HVAC classes and worked on basic college core classes.
Southside Community Hospital Emergency Department, Farmville, Virginia (Supervisor Vickie Lee)
All duties assigned by nursing staff, Patient care, restocking etc.
While still in high school I worked numerous jobs associated with being a member of the DECA Club, lettered in 3 sports all 4 years of high school.
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