Brandon Heggie

Brandon Heggie

Firefighter/Paramedic, Rescue Tech/Reserve Deputy Sheriff/SWAT Medic

Brandon Heggie is a Firefighter/Paramedic who has been working in Fire and EMS for over a decade. He has numerous experiences ranging from being a tactical medic on a SWAT Team to a High Angle Rope Rescue Tech. Brandon Provides in-depth knowledge in aggressive, simplistic medical assessment and care. Education is not supposed to be difficult. It should be simple, fascinating, and remarkable, but, more importantly, retainable. Brandon provides a high-energy education approach where the group has fun using stories, pictures plus the interaction between students and instructor to maximize the learning experience.  

  • Precon: First Aid and Trauma in the Wildland World 
  • All Jacked Up 
  • It Hurts to Think 
  • Make It Stop! Down and Dirty Bleeding Control 
  • Man vs. Machine 
  • Them Bones – Orthopedic Emergencies 
  • Well That’s Just Smashing 

Make It Stop! Down and Dirty Bleeding Control

Cascade C

Objectives: 1.  Differentiate between Arterial, Venous, and Capillary Bleeding. 2.  Identify the source of the bleeding and how to stop it aggressively. 3.  Apply appropriate treatment after bleeding has been controlled. Description: “MAKE IT STOP!!!” is a motivating yet realistic approach to time-critical bleeding assessment and treatment built for all audiences as long as they […]

Advanced Basic
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Them Bones – Orthopedic Emergencies

Ballroom A

Objectives: Have knowledge of the function and structure of the Skeletal System Identify injuries by looking at the Mechanism of Injury (MOI) Identify appropriate treatments and splinting for different fracture and injury sites. Description: “Them Bones” is about just that. Orthopedic Emergencies are very common and obviously becoming more common with our aging population. From […]

Advanced Basic
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It Hurts to Think

Cascade A-B

Objectives: Identify the need for rapid intervention and transport of the patient with non-traumatic neurological emergencies. Discuss pathophysiology of seizures, CVA’s, TIA’s, and AMS. Demonstrate proper neurological assessments. Description: “It Hurts to Think” is a relatively basic approach to assessment and treatment of neurological emergencies intended for all field providers. We’ll talk about differentiating everything […]

Advanced Basic
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All Jacked Up

Ballroom B

Objectives: 1.  Understand the various chemicals associated with energy drinks and how the body reacts to such. 2.  Know the difference between safe and toxic levels of ingestion. 3.  Describe appropriate treatment of energy drink toxicity. Description: “All Jacked Up” will hit home with almost all of the audience. This not just an educational talk […]

Advanced Basic
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Well That’s Just Smashing

Ballroom B

Objectives: Understand the physiology of a crush injury/crush syndrome. Discuss the appropriate treatments of a patient with a crush injury. Identify personal safety concerns regarding incidents involving crush injuries. Description: “Well That’s Just Smashing” is a dynamic discussion bringing to light the hidden dangers of crush injuries both minor and severe. Crush injuries are not […]

Advanced Basic
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Man Vs. Machine

Ballroom B

Objectives: Explore proper scene management on incidents involving machinery. Discuss how to properly assess and remove an entrapped individual from a machine. Identify appropriate treatments for patients post-extrication. Description: An all-time favorite revamped! “Man vs. Machine” originally written by the infamous Mike Smith will never be the same, but we will do our best to […]

Advanced Basic
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First Aid and Trauma in the Wildland World

TBD

Pre-Con Objectives: 1.  Demonstrate the ability to initiate and 8-line. 2.  Identify the illness and/or injury. 3.  Treat various illnesses/injuries that are possible in the wildland environment. 4. Appropriately package and or splint patients. Description: “First Aid and Trauma in the Wildland World” is a great entry to medicine designed for the wildland firefighter in […]

Advanced Basic
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First Aid and Trauma in the Wildland World

TBD

Objectives: 1.  Demonstrate the ability to initiate and 8-line. 2.  Identify the illness and/or injury. 3.  Treat various illnesses/injuries that are possible in the wildland environment. 4. Appropriately package and or splint patients. Description: “First Aid and Trauma in the Wildland World” is a great entry to medicine designed for the wildland firefighter in mind. […]

Advanced Basic
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