Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services Director Ken Wilkerson has promoted David Burdett to Captain to serve as Training Supervisor for HCEMS.
Mr. Burdett began his career with HCEMS in 1993 as an EMT and advanced to the level of Paramedic in 1994. In 2006 he was promoted into the Training Division of HCEMS holding the title of Lieutenant, under the supervision of Captain Darlene Poole who retired in February. For the past 12 years Mr. Burdett has worked closely with area hospitals and various medical personnel for up to date techniques and technology in the pre-hospital care for HCEMS and first responder agencies. His abilities in training techniques have advanced him to be named Hamilton County EMS Training Center Coordinator for the American Heart Association and Advanced Life Support Training.
“I have enjoyed being part of the Training Division of HCEMS and now serving in the capacity of Captain it will allow me to broaden the horizon on various techniques and classes in teaching First Responder agencies and HCEMS employees to enrich and help further the commitment in providing quality care to the citizens of Hamilton County and continue our motto of ‘Setting the Standard of Care,’” said Captain David Burdett.
HCEMS Director Wilkerson said, “Over the past years I have been impressed with the commitment that Captain Burdett has shown in the Training Division of HCEMS. It was a pleasure to promote him to the positon of Captain of the Division. I look forward to his continued efforts in bringing the latest techniques and education to our employees and the first responders within Hamilton County.”
HCEMS operates as the 911 provider for Hamilton County with 14 advanced life support ambulances strategically placed throughout Hamilton County and employees 120 state licensed Paramedics and advanced EMTs many holding national certifications as well.
For more information about HCEMS, visit www.hamiltontnems.org.