Chief Michael Baker is the Director of Emergency Medical Services for the Tulsa Fire Department. A 22-year veteran of the Tulsa Fire Department, Michael joined the department in June of 1995 after five years of service as a paramedic and Field Operations Supervisor with the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) in Tulsa. Michael has been a Nationally Registered Paramedic for 27 years and prior to his entry into public safety, he served 3 ½ years as communications systems controller in the U.S. Army.
Michael holds a Masters of Arts in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Bachelor of University Studies from Oklahoma State University, along with Associate degrees in emergency medicine and fire protection technology from Tulsa Community College. He is the past President of the Board for Tulsa’s Citizen CPR program and has previously served on the Tulsa’s Crime Commission and Chamber of Commerce’s Partners in Education executive committees. Michael was presented an EMS10 award for EMS innovation in 2016 by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services and was the recipient of the inaugural Above and Beyond Service Award presented by the Rotary Club of Tulsa in 2007.
In order to effectively deliver safe and efficient patient care, frontline first response and ambulance, and flight crews need a reliable supply and logistic program. Not all EMS operations are alike and maintaining consistent inventory can be a challenge in a fixed base or distributed operations environment. The key to effective management of a department's equipment and consumable supply inventory is improved by taking a systems perspective to managing this essential patient care inventory. A well designed and monitored system can ensure both quality care and support effective financial management.
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