Lieutenant, EMS - Scott Goudreau
Scott Goudreau has an interesting array of work experience that includes customer service, carpentry, and emergency medicine; when he came to Marietta in 1997, he brought with him a variety of skills that made him a huge asset to the fire department. In a relatively short time, the Fire Chief promoted Scott to Engineer (2002) and then to Lieutenant (2005). Scott’s determination to be a skilled Lieutenant is evident in his drive for excellence both on and off the fire ground. He says that he got his education on the streets. He has been the strong mitigating factor on historical fires, performed numerous complex and sometimes horrific technical rescues, and in his words, he’s been on “too many to count” life-changing medical scenes. During his career, Scott has obtained Technician-level certifications in the following rescue disciplines: swift water, high angle, confined space, vehicle extrication, trench, and SCUBA.
Lt. Goudreau’s path to EMS Officer began when he obtained his EMT certification in 1992, though he didn’t realize it at the time. He excelled in his field and in 1994 he successfully completed the coursework for his Paramedic certification through the Fulton County Fire Department; when he joined the fire service, he was one of just a few who were certified to that level. As MFD’s EMS Officer, his duties include developing in-service medical training, working closely with other area EMS agencies, quality assurance review of EMS reports and managing the department's EMS supplies. His most recent success was to work closely with the department’s Medical Director to tackle the enormous task of updating MFD’s EMS Protocols.