Rural/Metro head appointed to second term on state EMS board
From Staff Reports
Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Rural/Metro Division General Manager Rob Webb to a second term on the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services Board as a representative for ambulance service operators.
“This prestigious board helps ensure high-level care is available in our rural counties as well as our metro areas,” Webb said in a press release. “I am honored to continue serving the state of Tennessee to maintain the same quality emergency medical care throughout the state that we at Rural/Metro provide to the East Tennessee community.”
Established by the state in 1983, the 13-member board oversees the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division and is responsible for establishing all rules governing emergency systems throughout the state.
The board ensures that proper equipment is on emergency vehicles; regulates the emergency communications systems; sets licensing and vehicle inspection standards; and establishes rules to maintain and improve emergency medical service throughout the state. It also serves as an appeals body for the Tennessee Department of Health cases against EMS providers.
“We routinely go through rigorous inspections and adhere to strict guidelines for quality assurance,” said Webb.
“As a member of the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services Board, I helped establish uniform guidelines that will continue to make the emergency medical services across Tennessee as good, or better than, any system in the country.”