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A vital position will soon face a vacancy within the Wisconsin state office of Preparedness and Emergency Health Care. Paramedic Coordinator Fred Hornby will soon be leaving his post after five years with the state EMS office. He currently serves as the Paramedic and Education coordinator. Hornby has been a big advocate of maintaining the highest standards for Wisconsin’s EMS system. His dedication to EMS has helped raise the standards and professionalism within the statewide EMS system. Hornby was instrumental in elevating the level of customer service in the EMS Office.
The loss in the state EMS office will be felt by many who have come to depend on Hornby’s guidance, insight and EMS knowledge. However, the loss means a gain for the Wisconsin EMS Association. WEMSA is pleased to welcome Hornby as the newest member of the team. Hornby will serve as the Sales and Conference Manager. He will begin his duties in mid-July and will manage all aspects of the annual conference and sales operations, as well as the public relations and outreach program.
Hornby, who resides in Cudahy, brings over 27 years of EMS experience and is a Wisconsin licensed critical care paramedic. He attended UW-Whitewater and previously served as the Paramedic Supervisor, Director of ALS Operations, and Marketing Director for Bell Ambulance Service and an EMS instructor for Gateway Technical College.
Wisconsin EMS Association members will appreciate the continued level of professionalism and guidance they have come to expect from Hornby.
It’s shaping up to be quite the vacation as more than 200 people have already booked their cabin for the next EMS Cruise. If you are thinking of going, or know of someone who is, you may not want to wait much longer to secure your cabin. That’s because, even though the cruise doesn’t sail until March 12, 2016, there are only a handful of cabins left from the initial block in each category. We’ll be able to get additional cabins after the initial block of 120 is gone. However, if previous EMS Cruises are any indication, the price could increase by $50 per person. Don’t let that happen! It only takes a few minutes and a $25 per person deposit to book your cruise and lock in the current low rates. Get all of the details and book online right now by visiting our official EMS Cruise website at www.EMSCruise.com.
The Wisconsin EMS Association has released a radio public service announcement (PSA) to help promote emergency medical services during EMS Week. The 60 second, professionally-produced, commercial calls attention to the dedicated efforts of Wisconsin’s emergency responders and ambulance services. WEMSA members and visitors can take a listen to the radio spot by clicking the audio player below. Broadcast audio files are available for download in both professional WAV and MP3 formats by clicking the button below.
WEMSA Member assistance in securing radio play will help show citizens across Wisconsin just how important EMS is to the local community. Help WEMSA spread the word to your location radio stations so they can help support you! Smaller radio stations in rural communities are often more willing to air PSAs due to lower commercial loads. Hometown radio stations who hear from local EMS providers, ambulance services and fire departments are more likely to download and air the radio ads during regular programming. WEMSA members are asked to contact their local radio stations to encourage them to air the spots during the month of May and especially during National EMS Week, May 17-23, 2015 as well as year-round.