The Tubac Fire District has achieved Premier EMS Agency Program (PEAP) status from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
The PEAP certification is awarded to an agency for its use of electronic patient care reporting and quality assurance programs designed to optimize emergency patient care, the district said in a news release.
“Becoming an Arizona Premier EMS Agency is both a recognition of the outstanding work that Tubac Fire District has done and demonstrates an ongoing commitment to provide the Tubac community with cutting edge, high-quality health care when a medical emergency occurs,” said Dr. Joshua Gaither of Banner UMC Tucson Base Hospital, who serves as medical director for the Tubac Fire District.
According to the district, TFD staff regularly conduct quality assurance assessments on all time-sensitive emergencies related to suspected opioid overdose, cardiac arrest, ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), stroke, major trauma and pediatric resuscitation.
“Data from these calls is then used to develop training, education and policies that enhance patient care for the residents of the fire district,” it said.