2020 Minnesota TZD Webinar Series: Philosophy Isn’t Just for Academics—Applying Stoicism to EMS Response and Traffic Safety Planning

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

About the Webinar

Environmental factors can affect traffic scene rescues and patient outcomes. All the TZD "Es" play a role in preparing for, and performing, their duties—no matter what situation they may encounter. In this webinar, emergency medical service providers and their partners shared challenging crash case studies. They also examined how the lessons learned lead to changes to EMS response and roadway safety.

Webinar Recording & Materials


Julie Philbrook, Trauma Prevention Specialist, Hennepin Healthcare


Ross A. Chavez
Ross A. Chavez

Ross A. Chavez is a 911 paramedic with the City of Woodbury’s Public Safety Department. Ross has worked in healthcare and EMS since 2001. He holds a BA in Latin American studies and completed his paramedic training in Chicago, Illinois, while working as a community health organizer. Ross's EMS career has largely been focused on urban EMS, with roles spanning from the frontlines to leadership as well as outreach, marketing, and business development. He has focused on topics of health and human performance and how they apply to the public safety workforce. Ross resides in the Twin Cities with his wife and three young children and enjoys reading and getting outdoors to camp, backpack, climb, and bike.


Attendees are eligible for 1.0 EMS CEU, 1.0 POST credit, and 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH).

More Information

For more information about the webinar, please contact Linda Dolan at ldolan@umn.edu.


The webinar was offered by the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Program and the Minnesota Departments of Health, Public Safety, and Transportation, with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The webinar was hosted by the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies and facilitated by the College of Continuing and Professional Studies.