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Nathan Mason, Acting Director
Nathan Mason Completes EMS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Nathan Mason, Director of Putnam County EMS in Eatonton, Georgia completed the year-long 2013 Georgia EMS Directors Leadership course on November 7, 2013 in a ceremony in Statesboro, Georgia.
Four, week-long modules were conducted at different locations across the state: Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA in March; Macon, GA in May; Gainesville, GA in August; and again at Georgia Southern University in November. In addition to presentations by state level public and community health officials; students attended workshops and lectures led by a variety of subject matter experts as well as tours of the Medical Center of Central Georgia and the Northeast Georgia Health Systems campus. Online discussion groups and training between sessions supplemented classroom activities. Students who complete the course are eligible to participate in an alumni group which aims to provide continuing leadership development for EMS directors and management.
The EMS Directors Leadership course is an innovative project in its second year of development. The application period for the 2014 course will be announced in January, 2014. The program is sponsored by the Georgia Trauma Commission and the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services (GAEMS.)
Putnam County EMS has been named "EMS of the Year " for Region 5
EMS Director James Gregory was notified in April that Putnam County EMS was named EMS of the Year for Region 5. This is voted on by nominations from the 23 counties in Region 5. On Friday, May 3, 2013, a celebration was held in the Putnam County Administration Building in honor of this great accomplishment. Several of the paramedics and EMTs were also recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty.
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