Paul Lucas retires from EMS Council


CarolinaFireJournal -

01/11/2011 -

Paul Lucas, Executive Director for the Lowcountry Regional EMS Council, announced his retirement effective Jan. 1, 2011.

Starting his EMS career at the age of 18, he has worked as a medic in South Carolina, both Edgefield and Aiken Counties. He became Education Director for the Lowcountry Regional EMS Council in 1993 and appointed Executive Director in 1998. He has served as Executive Director since that time.

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During his tenure, the regional office obtained it’s own building and is currently going through the process of accreditation. The agency has one of the highest success rates for it’s students taking the National Registry and continues to be a wonderful resource for the area EMS services.

“On one hand, I’m happy for him being able to retire,” said Don Lundy, current Chairman of the LCREMS Board of Directors. “On the other, I am sad to see him go. Paul understands, better than many, the training needs of the area and how best to accomplish the goals of the Board and it’s customers.

“He will be very hard to replace,” Lundy noted.

Lucas also served as a member on the SC EMS Advisory council, representing his region, as well as on the EMS Training Committee for South Carolina. He worked tirelessly for the SC EMS Network, which put on the State’s annual EMS Conference.

At his retirement party, the board gave Lucas a resolution in honor of his many years of service to the EMS community. A surprise, however, was when Don Lundy pulled the cover from the plaque in the main classroom, dedicating it to Lucas.

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