Oral history interview of Matthew McFarland, conducted by Colbie Hymas (transcript)

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Title Oral history interview of Matthew McFarland, conducted by Colbie Hymas (transcript)
Creator McFarland, Matthew
Contributor Hymas, Colbie
Date 2021-12-13
Spatial Coverage Cottonwood Heights, Utah County, Utah, United States
Subject First responders; Fire fighters; COVID-19 (Disease); Social distancing (Public health); McFarland, Matthew--Interviews
Keywords HIST 7010; Paramedics; Unified Fire Agency
Description Matthew McFarland discusses his role as a firefighter and paramedic in Cottonwood Heights. Additionally, he was the Public Information Officer for the Unified Fire Agency. He discusses communication and plans for best practices in serving the public during the pandemic. Some of the measures they introduced included carrying folding chairs so they could assess patients more easily outside their homes. McFarland also discusses the impact of COVID on rotational staffing models and how he developed regular video briefings for staff to keep them up to date on the evolving situation with the pandemic.
Collection Number and Name Utah COVID-19 Oral History Project
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 30 pages
Language eng
Rights Holder Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Access Rights I acknowledge and agree that all information I obtain as a result of accessing any oral history provided by the University of Utah's Marriott Library shall be used only for historical or scholarly or academic research purposes, and not for commercial purposes. I understand that any other use of the materials is not authorized by the University of Utah and may exceed the scope of permission granted to the University of Utah by the interviewer or interviewee. I may request permission for other uses, in writing to Special Collections at the Marriott Library, which the University of Utah may choose to grant, in its sole discretion. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold the University of Utah and its Marriott Library harmless for and against any actions or claims that relate to my improper use of materials provided by the University of Utah.
Note The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect any views, opinions, or official policy of the University of Utah or the J. Willard Marriott Library.
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Setname uum_uc19
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s686y92f
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