The Community Medic Program (CMP) through the Satellite Beach Fire Department has gained momentum recently and has been the subject of glowing reviews from participants and their families. Both the patients and their families involved in the CMP recognize how helpful the program is with keeping the residents independently in their homes longer, and for the supportive care provided by the SBFD Medics.
The Community Medic Program is supervised by lifelong Satellite Beach resident and Fire Chief, Dave Abernathy. The Program’s Lead Community Medic is Firefighter/Paramedic Jeff Humphreys who has been with the City since 2016, after working for many years with Brevard County Fire and Rescue. Other Program Medics are Lieutenant Eric Tippins, an 18-year member of the Department, and Fire Captain and Satellite Beach resident Jay Dragon – a 33-year member of the Department. Rounding out the team
are retired ARPN and Satellite Beach resident Ann Schommer, retired RN Cindi Panning, and retired RN and Satellite Beach resident Tamar Rhorer. They’re supported clerically by Firefi ghter/EMT Abbey Corado.
The Community Medic Program in Satellite Beach has been modeled locally and even statewide. Satellite Beach residents can reach out to let us help manage their chronic conditions, reduce EMS calls, and prevent hospital stays by noting changes that can be managed quickly so that they can live a healthy life and continue to be independent in their Satellite Beach home. To learn more about the Program reach out to Jeff Humphreys, Lead Community Paramedic at 321-773- 4405 x309.