Lake EMS Board Acknowledges Newly Promoted Staff

At the Lake EMS Board Meeting on 12 April 2016, Field Operations staff and Communications Center employees who have received recent promotions were recognized.

Lake EMS Staff pictured left to right:  Margaret Albandor, Dustin Sheckler, Catherine McNew, Gary Rice, Jason White, Nicolle Gardner, Lorena Guastella, and Jacob Greenwell.

Lake EMS Staff pictured left to right: Margaret Albandor, Dustin Sheckler, Catherine McNew, Gary Rice, Jason White, Nicolle Gardner, Lorena Guastella, and Jacob Greenwell.

John Simpson, Chief Operations Officer, announced that four paramedics had completed rigorous testing and evaluation before being selected to fill Field Training Officer positions. The newly promoted paramedics were introduced as follows: Jason White, Gary Rice, Lorena Guastella, and Jacob Greenwell.

Kimberly Stephens, Chief Communications Officer, introduced four staff members who had received promotions. Margaret Albandor and Nicolle Gardner are now Communications Supervisors. Dustin Sheckler has recently stepped up into the role of Quality Assurance and Training Officer and Catherine McNew is the new CAD Administrator. Angela Lucas, who was unable to attend, was recognized for her recent promotion to Telecommunicator II.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Chairman Welton Cadwell thanked these individuals for their dedication and service.

Lake EMS deploys two additional ambulances

Lake EMS has activated two additional ambulances to better serve our community. Medic 201 is stationed in the Grand Island area and Medic 341 is stationed as a second ALS unit in Minneola. Both M201 and M341 are 13-hour units. Additionally, Medic 171 in Mount Dora has been expanded from a 13-hour to a 24-hour ALS ambulance.

Medic 201 is now stationed in the Grand Island area of Lake County.

Medic 201 is now stationed in the Grand Island area of Lake County.

Lake EMS is constantly evaluating the best ways to use resources and make innovations to be a leader in the field of emergency medicine. The Lake EMS team is dedicated to having the right resources, in the right places, at the right time.

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