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Hand appointed to the Maine Emergency Medical Services Board

NORWAY, ME –   Robert Hand, EMT-Paramedic, Director of  PACE Paramedic Service, was recently appointed to the Maine Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Board by Gov. John Baldacci.  Hand will serve a three-year term on the Board.

“On behalf of myself and the people of Maine, thank you in advance for your contribution to the State of Maine and your willingness to be on our team to accomplish the challenging tasks ahead,” Gov. Baldacci wrote to Hand in a letter announcing his appointment.

Maine EMS is a bureau within the Maine Department of Public Safety (DPS) established to be the central agency responsible for the coordination and integration of all state activities concerning Emergency Medical Services and the overall planning, evaluation, coordination, facilitation and regulation of EMS systems.

Hand has served as Director of PACE since 2006. Prior to that, Hand was the Assistant Vice President of Operations at North East Mobile Health Services in Portland, focusing on handling ambulance calls as well as administrative duties.  Originally from the area, Bob graduated from Telstar Regional High School, and held EMS positions with Bethel and Tri Town prior to moving to Portland.  He received his EMT-Paramedic designation after graduating from Kennebec Valley Technical College and has been working in management for several years

PACE Paramedic Services is an affiliate of Western Maine Health, which is part of the Maine Health® family. 




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