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Published November 24, 2015
 
Shealy completes EMS Leadership Education and Training
 
Ben Hill County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director Mark Shealy graduated from the 2015 Georgia EMS Leadership Education and Training Program on November 6th.

This unique program is designed to help EMS leaders further their professional development, and has been offered since 2012 on a competitive basis. This year’s class accepted 25 students; carefully chosen from applicants all over the state. Run by the Georgia Association of EMS, it is supported by the State Office of Rural Health, the Georgia Trauma Commission, and the Jiann Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University.

The year-long intensive curriculum is conducted at Statesboro, Gainesville and Macon. It consists of four (4) one-week classroom sessions, on-line discussion groups, and training between sessions. Subjects include leadership and communications skills, coaching employees, team development, conflict management, Medicare & Medicaid, financial management, legal issues, diversity, customer service, benchmarking, fleet management & preventive maintenance, crisis response & management, safety, performance management, technology, mass casualty incidents, mutual aid, public health, and working with state and federal agencies.

“This was a great opportunity, and the instruction was outstanding”, said Mark Shealy. He also noted that “the other people in the class were shocked to learn about the number of calls we respond to in Ben Hill County with our staff of 18. Most of the other EMS Departments handle half as many calls, and have twice the number of paramedics.”

Questions:          Mark Shealy (229) 426-5115

                         Frank Feild (229) 426-5100