This session looked at the distractions encountered by emergency vehicle operators while on duty and the effects these distractions have on the job. The speaker discussed the problematic tasks encountered while driving an emergency vehicle, the human factors of emergency vehicle operations, and distraction prevention measures.

Dia Gainor is the Executive Director and a past President of the National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials, as well as the Chair of the Transportation Safety Advancement Group. She worked for two state EMS offices over a 27-year period, 19 of which she served as the Bureau Chief of Idaho Emergency Medical Services.

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