EMS Week 2021 Comes to a Close – A letter from the REMSCO Chair

To All Midstate Providers,

First of all Congratulations and a job well done in 2020! To say the least, it wasn’t the best of years. But everyone stepped up to the plate and got through this pandemic with the best patient care possible! You are all to be commended! As I set here and reflect on years past, I remember EMS week with great memories. The celebrations, the tailgating before the banquet, the banquet itself and a time to come together as Midstate EMS. We are a proud group of people. We pride ourselves on top notch patient care and promote ourselves as the best in the business. Remember when you got your first Midstate ID card? What a great accomplishment! You sacrificed your time away from your family to achieve this goal and it was an effort that appreciated more than you’ll ever know! 

As we go forward, some things will be a little different while other things will remain the same.  Remember that we are the teachers to the new generation of Paramedics and EMT’s. Take this job seriously because our future depends on it. A perfect example of this is right here at the center of the Region.  After over 17 years with the Program Agency, Dan Broedel, paramedic, instructor, and Program Agency Director, is retiring. Starting new on June 1st, Melissa Lockwood, paramedic, and an instructor herself, will transition from Clinical Coordinator to Program Agency Director. Thank you, Dan, from the bottom of our hearts for everything that you have done for EMS in this Region! No one deserves some R&R more than you do! And welcome, Melissa! We look forward to what the future brings working with you!

And again, thank YOU ALL for your time and your dedication to being the best EMS region in the state!  I am proud to be your Midstate REMSCO Chair!

Ray Jones