Two key positions have been created ahead of The Villages Public Safety Department taking over ambulance service on Oct. 1.
The Village Center Community Development District Board of Supervisors on Wednesday unanimously voted to create the two new positions within The Villages fire department as it prepares to take over responsibility for EMS transport services.
The new positions are: Division Chief of EMS and Inventory Control Technician.
The Division Chief of EMS will be responsible for developing, managing, and evaluating all aspects of the EMS Transport Division. In addition, this position will serve as the liaison to local hospitals to ensure the timely transfer of patients at the receiving medical facilities and the liaison to the EMS billing agency to ensure optimum collection rates are achieved.