2019 Timberline EMS Conference

April 25-27, 2019

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Two Men Smiling Presenters AMR


Welcome to the 18th biennial Timberline EMS conference, presented and hosted by the East Clackamas County EMS Association. Our group has spent countless hours putting together a fantastic series of presentations that you're sure to find enjoyable and informative. We strive to meet the goal of providing high-quality EMS continuing education for providers who work in similar geographic areas as us. We hope you find our venue this year both educational and welcoming, as well as enjoy the amenities at the historic Timberline Lodge. Please contact one of our association host representatives if you have any questions, see you at Timberline!

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East Clackamas County EMS Association Hosts

  • Tina Beeler, EMS Training Officer, AMR Clackamas County 
  • Jason Mahle, Operations Manager, AMR Clackamas County
  • Laurie Smallwood, Sandy Fire
  • LT. Mike Verkest, CCFD #1
  • LT. Eric Macy, Hoodland Fire
  • Dale Clarke, Estacada Rural Fire District 69

About Us

The East Clackamas County EMS Association is a nonprofit group comprised of five agencies serving east Clackamas County. Fire protection and EMS response to residents and visitors in this area is provided by Clackamas, Hoodland, Sandy, and Estacada Fire Districts. American Medical Response (AMR) provides paramedic ambulance transport services through a county-regulated franchise. We work closely with other groups who serve this area, such as the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol & Nordic Patrol, Portland Mountain Rescue, Clackamas County Sheriff, recreational ski areas, and US Forest Service quick response teams.

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Our association coordinates quarterly training drills, critiques EMS responses, and assists with clinical quality improvement initiatives. We jointly purchase training equipment and share EMS training activity resources throughout our respective areas. This allows us to deliver improved EMS services to the people of our communities.

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Our Beginnings

Over 35 years ago, the East County Fire Agencies formed a nonprofit group in coordination with American Medical Response (AMR).  Their mission was to work collaboratively to provide training for rural fire agencies. Members of the organization would pool their money to put on community CPR classes, purchase training mannequins, and share equipment with fire agencies across east Clackamas County. After great fundraising success, the association decided to start a biennial conference in order to promote the continuing education of first responders in rural agencies.