MENTAL HEALTH PROTOCOL INSTRUCTOR AND CONSULTANT
Jason Scott is a Mental Health Protocol Instructor and Consultant, providing expert consultation helping agencies adopt the LifeBridges Suicide Protocol and supporting dispatcher confidence using the protocol.
Jason is a 9-1-1 Quality Assurance Supervisor and subject matter expert in emergency medical dispatching protocols, with nearly a decade experience serving in the 9-1-1 industry. In 2011, Jason began his career in 9-1-1 as a call-taker. In 2012, he was promoted to Communications Training Officer, responsible for helping to onboard new hires and shape training policy and curriculum. In 2014, Jason became an EMS and Fire Dispatcher and was named head of his agency's Morale Team. Throughout his career he has routinely been involved in crafting and revising procedures and policies, often being the first point of contact for internal and external partners. Jason has extensive experience in creating classroom training targeted for 9-1-1 Professionals, but has also conducted training for civilians assisting 9-1-1 during natural disasters.
Prior to working in the 9-1-1 industry, Jason had a variety of employment experiences that helped further refine his diverse world view. He has worked on air as a radio broadcaster and produced his own weekly news podcast. Jason has a history of searching for the hidden mechanisms in complex topics and finding creative ways to communicate that information to a broad audience.
Jason also works as a contractor for Priority Dispatch Systems as a Quality Assurance Analyst for multiple agencies. In 2018, he presented at the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch’s (IAED) Navigator Conference and later joined the pilot program between the 911 Training Institute and IAED to develop the LifeBridges Suicide Protocol. Jason believes that growing up in a multi-ethnic household has prepared him to understand the challenges faced by many 9-1-1 centers today as the diversity of staff and population routinely presents situations in which traditional, cookie-cutter approaches will not yield results.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Arizona State University and has prior studied illustration and broadcasting in non-degree programs. He is an IAED certified Emergency Telecommunicator Course Instructor. Jason also speaks French and Spanish.