Jimmy Stevens has been elected president of the Louisiana Association of Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians (LANREMT). The association represents all the nationally registered Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in the state and hosts an annual educational conference.
Stevens assumed the LANREMT position on July 1, 2016 and will serve through June 30, 2018.
Stevens is Program Director for the Delgado Community College Department of EMS Education. The Delgado program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Stevens has been involved in EMS for almost 40 years. In that time he has worked for many local EMS services as a basic EMT, a paramedic, a dispatcher and an educator. He received his paramedic training from Davenport College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Stevens holds an associate degree in Paramedic Studies from Nunez Community College and a BS in Business Management and an MBA in Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix.
"I am looking forward to working with the association and our board in increasing our membership numbers. We need to find ways to appeal to all EMS providers throughout our state and find ways to meet all of the LANREMT members’ needs," Stevens said.
According to its organizational website, LANREMT is the only statewide voice for more than 20,000 EMS personnel in Louisiana. Only about 20% of the 20,000-plus emergency medical personnel in Louisiana work full-time as EMS providers. The remaining 80% are members of volunteer rescue squads in the community or workplace.