Announced during the County Council committee meeting on October 19th, Jeff Horseman has been appointed to the position of Chief of Emergency Services. Horseman has been acting in the role since May of 2015 and the appointment formally takes effect November 1st.
“I’m very proud to serve as the Paramedic Chief and I appreciate the confidence and support of County Council,” said Horseman. “I look forward to maintaining our outstanding service levels and to continue working with the devoted paramedics and professional staff at the County of Huron.”
The Huron County Emergency Services Department is dedicated to leading and promoting the improvement of health and public safety for our citizens. The department provides paramedic care, emergency management services, and works with allied agencies to educate the public about safety and accident prevention.
“Jeff has demonstrated his abilities and commitment to excellence,” said Brenda Orchard, Huron County CAO. “He has earned the respect and confidence of staff, management and Council, and so I’m pleased to appoint him to this position.”
At the same meeting, Horseman, along with paramedics Mark Crawford, Bill Lewis, and Marion Taylor were recognized as recipients of the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada. This award is presented to paramedics who have served for at least twenty years in a meritorious manner characterized by the highest standards of good conduct, industry and efficiency. These four individuals received their awards at a ceremony hosted by the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs on September 29th in Collingwood.