Ben has more than 20 years of diverse experience in emergency medical services and knows and understands EMS operations in both paid and volunteer EMS organizations. He began his career in a small rural BLS ambulance service and through the years helped to advance this service to a combination full time/volunteer ALS system. He recently celebrated over 21 years with this department where he still works as a Paramedic. In addition to his volunteer and front line experience, Ben is the Director of Operations for a private not-for-profit ALS/critical care EMS service. Prior to becoming the director, he held numerous roles within this organization including, Paramedic, Field Lead, Supervisor and Manager. In addition to his EMS experience, he has been a firefighter and has worked and trained in the Fire and Rescue arena including: Vehicle Extrication, High Angle Rope Rescue, Dive Rescue Operations and Tactical EMS. Ben brings his leadership experience as a Director and personal experiences of working at all levels of systems as a volunteer working for different EMS systems across multiple states.