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MedStar Receives 2015 Safe Driver Award from the National Safety Council and the Texas Department of Transportation

Fort Worth, TX — The National Safety Council, in partnership with the Texas Department of
Transportation, announced that MedStar Mobile Healthcare has been selected to receive a 2015 Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Award.

In a release announcing the award, the National Safety Council stated the award was “in recognition of MedStar’s outstanding commitment to keeping their employees safe. MedStar Mobile Healthcare represents a leader in the area of traffic safety and an example for Texas employers statewide.” The announcement continued, “MedStar Mobile Healthcare stood out for its dedication and we are proud to have selected them as one of the recipients for this award.”

In commenting on the announcement, MedStar’s Executive Director, Doug Hooten stated “Keeping our team members and community safe is the first core value in MedStar’s STARCARE initiative. Driving is one of the most dangerous things in emergency medical services and we invest countless hours of driving and diver performance monitoring to assure we are doing all we can to keep everyone safe. We thank the National Safety Council and the Texas Department of Transportation for recognizing the efforts of our entire team!”

MedStar’s driver training program includes certification as emergency vehicle operators and drive camera technology used to continuously improve the quality of our driver training program.

The award will be formally presented to MedStar at a ceremony following the Fort Worth Safe
Communities Road Safety Task Force meeting on Friday, November 6th, 8:30am, at MedStar’s
headquarters located at 2900 Alta Mere Drive, Fort Worth.

About MedStar:
Responding to over 120,000 calls each year, MedStar Mobile Healthcare is the exclusive emergency and non‐emergency ambulance service provider to over 919,000 residents throughout Fort Worth and 14 other cities in north central Texas. Established in 1986, MedStar is governed by the Area Metropolitan Ambulance Authority board of directors, is one of only 135 ambulance services in the country to receive national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services and they are the only agency to be recognized as an EMS 10 Innovator by JEMS Magazine. MedStar also received the Paid EMS Provider of the Year by EMS World Magazine and the National Association of EMTs in 2013.

CONTACT: Matt Zavadsky
MZavadsky@medstar911.org

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Teens In The Driver Seat

Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of teens in America. Teens in the Driver Seat is a peer-to-peer safety program for America’s youth. The task force is working with Fort Worth Independent School District to bring this program to the District’s middle and high schools.

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Our Driving Concern

The National Safety Council’s Our Driving Concern offers FREE training for employers to provide necessary traffic safety information to keep employees safe on Texas roads.  The program provides detailed modules addressing the following:

Distracted Driving
Impaired Driving
Aggressive Driving
Passenger Restraint

Plans are under way to hold a Train the Trainer for this program in Fort Worth.  Local businesses may send an employee for a “train the trainer” session and will receive all materials and training free of charge.  There will also be an option for your company to participate in a formal study to determine the impact of training on driver safety.  The ultimate goal is to create a community culture where professional drivers in Fort Worth will have this training “certification”, and employers will demand the training or it’s equivalent as a standard.   Please refer to the meeting notes for ongoing updates on this effort.

Training sessions will take place throughout the state, and we can even come to your workplace to host a training for a group of employees. This program is funded by a traffic safety grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. For more information, to schedule a training, or attend one of our free trainings contact Lisa Robinson, CFLE, NSC Program Manager at lisa.robinson@nsc.org or 512-466-7383.

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