On February 3, 2014, Solano County's Emergency Medical Services Administrator, Ted Selby, was reassigned to serve as the Interim Administrator/ CEO of Family Health Services Clinics. Jessica Tello-Evans has replaced Ted as Interim EMS Administrator and Mike Modrich will expand his role into that of EMS Operations Manager. Concurrent with this change, Kristen Weivoda has also become the Acting EMS Administrator for Yolo County EMS. Ms. Weivoda is Public Health Emergency Services Manager with Yolo.
San Mateo County has announced it is now recruiting for an EMS Administrator. The job classification has been recently reviewed and the salary has been adjusted to further enhance this desirable position in the San Francisco Bay area.
This recruitment is open and continuous, but a qualified candidate may be selected at any time. An online application and supplemental questionnaire must be completed. For additional information, follow this link to EMS Administrator Recruitment
The National Transportation Safety Board began hearings in Washington this week into the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport last July. Flight 214, a scheduled passenger flight from Inchon, South Korea, crashed on final approach to SFO on July 6, 2013. Of the 307 people aboard, two passengers died at the crash scene, and a third died in a hospital several days later. In all 181 were injured in the crash, 12 of them critically. The most-seriously injured were taken to Level I Trauma Centers at San Francisco General Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center. A coordinated response by airport personnel, fire departments, EMS and local hospitals contributed significantly to the survival of injured passengers and crew members. Post-incident reviews have revealed a number of valuable lessons for the EMS community when responding to complex incidents involving a large multi-jurisdictional response.
Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, Associated Press
EMSAAC bids fond farewell to two of our Board members who are moving on. Sam Barnett (Napa County EMS) and Cedric Cesena (Imperial County EMS) have resigned from their positions as EMS Administrators for their respective county. Succession plans have not yet been announced, but we wish both Sam and Cedric the very best on their career transition!