Spotlight: Senior Airman Matthew Pope Published Dec. 10, 2021 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.