Spotlight: Senior Airman Matthew Pope

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  • By 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
  • 88th Healthcare Operations Squadron

Name and rank: Senior Airman Matthew Pope

Duty title: Emergency services medical technician

Unit of assignment: 88th Healthcare Operations Squadron

What do you do at Wright-Patt? I am an emergency services technician assigned to Wright-Patterson Medical Center’s Emergency Department. I provide emergency medical-response services utilizing Air Force pre-hospital emergency medical services protocols.

I help provide first-line medical or emergent lifesaving patient care through triage, evaluation, treatment and ambulance transportation.

Why are you and your job important to the Air Force and WPAFB?

As a shift leader in the Emergency Department, I play a major role in coordinating, planning, and directing a 16-bed unit and 11-member team consisting of providers, nurses and technicians in AFMC’s largest Emergency Department.

In addition, as shift lead, I direct the Emergency Control Center and ensure emergency-response operations are conducted according to the Installation Emergency Management Plan.