Management & Organizations
In the mid-1950s, J.D. “Deke” Farrington, MD, FACS, questioned why the lessons learned by the military medical corps during World War II and the Korean War could not be brought into the civilian community to improve the standard of civilian care.
Dr. Farrington and Dr. Sam Banks developed a trauma training school for the Chicago Fire Department that served as the prototype of what later became the first EMT-Ambulance (EMT-A) training program. Dr. Farrington was involved in the design of the program for the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) along with, Rocco Morando, Oscar Hampton, Walter Hoyt, Walter Hunt, Robert Oswald, Peter Safar, and Joseph Territo.
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