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EMS 2010
  • Published
    March 9, 2011

    Knight terminated from Camden First Aid position

    Camden First Aid Association Board Chairman Frank Morong said March 9 that Service Director Chris Knight had been terminated from that position March 1. Knight was placed on paid administrative leave in early February, after $6,000 to $8,000 in contributions to CFAA's employee retirement plan were not sent to the company that administers that plan. According to Knight, the money was used to pay for company ...

  • Published
    February 10, 2011

    Camden First Aid Association undergoes leadership changes

    Camden First Aid Association Interim Service Chief Julia Libby said Feb. 10 that her appointment to the position previously held by Chris Knight was "just temporary." Libby said the association's board was recently restructured and that Knight was on administrative leave, but would not say when the changes took place, or why. "It doesn’t mean much of a change for me," she said. "I've been the assistant chief ...

  • Published
    November 19, 2010

    Ambulance services face growing pressure

    Rapid changes in technology, from centralized 911 dispatch services to mobile cardiac units that can be carried like a briefcase, have combined with medical care innovations to save and extend lives, creating an unexpected crisis in emergency medical care. Rural residents have come to expect a wide range of services that were not available, even in major urban areas, prior to the 1970s. At the same time that ...

  • Published
    October 27, 2010

    Camden First Aid diverts benefits payments

    Chris Knight said Oct. 26 that there was no investigation under way, following a complaint from a former Camden First Aid Association employee, in regard to 403b benefits payments that were delayed for more than nine months. Knight is CFAA's service chief. The organization is tax-exempt. He said a letter he received Oct. 8 from the U.S. Department of Labor described the issue, but that it was already well on ...

  • Published
    October 6, 2010

    Consultant urges St. George to consider funding ambulance service

    More than 60 St. George residents packed the meeting room at the fire station Sept. 30 to learn about a report issued by Kevin McGinnis, former director of Maine's Emergency Medical Services and principal consultant for ASMI Consulting, a Virginia-based association management firm that manages the National Association of State EMS Officials and offers other services to emergency management services professionals. ...

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