Amy Ashe Joins PEMS Team!

Amy Ashe PEMSThe Peninsulas EMS Council is pleased to announce the hiring of Amy Ashe, NRP, BS, for the new position of EMS Field Coordinator – Community Health.  Amy is a fifteen year veteran of the James City County and New Kent County Fire Departments where she quickly excelled, rising to the rank of Captain.  She is a graduate of Tidewater Regional Fire Academy, Hampton Roads Fire Officer Command School,  Tidewater Community College and Eastern Kentucky University.  She teaches in the Thomas Nelson Community College EMS program and holds many instructor credentials.  For years she was active with the Peninsulas EMS Council’s Protocols, Policies and Procedures Committee and was recognized by the Council for that work with a Special Recognition Award in 2012. Concerned about behavioral health issues, she represented the Virginia Association of Governmental EMS Administrators on the Virginia Association of Fire Chief’s Behavioral Health Task Force.  The Council is excited to add Amy’s clinical expertise, EMS experience, energy and passion to its staff.

 

As EMS Field Coordinator – Community Health, it will be Amy’s job to oversee a number of special programs designed to ensure regional EMS system relevance within the changing dynamics and increasing service demands of community health, and to maintain the EMS “Safety Net” for the underserved populations in our communities.  These programs include EMS Behavioral Health, Critical Incident Stress Management and regional Crisis Intervention resources, layperson and law-enforcement Naloxone training, mobile Integrated healthcare/community paramedic initiatives and serving as liaison with Virginia Department of Health Districts and their community health initiatives in the region.  She will be attending the 38th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium in Norfolk this week and will begin work in the office next Monday. 

 

Please help us to welcome Amy to the PEMS staff! 

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