North East Mobile Health Services is pleased to announce the launch of its Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville-Hope area team, which will feature many familiar hometown faces continuing to provide 9-1-1 emergency response as of July 1.

Dennis Simmons, a paramedic, of Cushing, will continue as the Division Commander; Thomaston resident Larry Arbour, a paramedic, has been promoted to Supervisor; and Debra Tooley, a paramedic, of Rockland, and a recent Camden First Aid staff member, has been hired as Deputy Supervisor.

Other NEMHS personnel who will continue to serve in this division are William Adams (EMT), of Thomaston; Clarence Spady (Advanced EMT), of Washington; Heidi Drinkwater (EMT), of Belfast; and Craig Fuller (Paramedic), of Union.

Warmly welcomed aboard North East from Camden First Aid are Paramedics William Bentley and Samantha Clark, both from Hope; Kevin Montoya, who resides in Thomaston and Justin Hills of Lincolnville; as well as Advanced EMTs Devan Rittall of Augusta, Ellie Adams of Rockland, Paul Lawrence of Brooks, and Brian Wright of Hope. Rounding out the crew will be former Camden First Aid EMTs Steve Barley of Appleton, Deanna Widdecomb of Rockport, and Caroline Frontin, who will be returning to Maine from Martinsville, Ind., to join the crew at North East.

"There could be nothing better than well trained, skilled personnel who are also local folks who know the community and its residents," said Kevin McGinnis, North East Mobile Health Services Chief. "The spirit of cooperation between Camden First Aid leaders and our team has been wonderful. We will be holding our employee orientation at the Camden First Aid base next week."