San Juan Island EMS hires new training and operations assistant chief
Posted June 2, 2022 at 8:31 pm by San Juan Update
EMS sends along details about their newest hire, T.J. Bishop.
San Juan Island EMS would like to officially welcome our new Assistant Chief of Training and Operations, T.J. Bishop. We feel lucky to have Chief Bishop.
In his military career he was an infantry squad leader and served in the Special Forces and the Old Guard. He was also an Special Forces Medical Sergeant and Chief Instructor in the U.S. Army Reserve.
In his civilian life, Chief Bishop has been a paramedic-firefighter since 1997. He has served as a Division Chief of EMS, as the Course Director of American Heart Association Training, a Medical Services Officer, Tactical Paramedic with SWAT, Advanced Life Support Training Coordinator, and Assistant Fire Chief of EMS and Safety. He’s worked in hospital districts, fire districts, and military units.
“Each of our top three candidates were put through a full day of rigorous testing,” said EMS Administrator and Hospital District Superintendent Nathan Butler. “T.J.‘s testing day fell on the day of the Spring Street Fire; we had been up all night. He took the events in stride with professionalism and patience. From the moment he started his major trauma scenario, I realized we were probably going to hire him. I am so grateful he accepted.”
Please give a warm welcome to T.J. Bishop and his family, who will be moving from Long Beach, Washington.
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