Jerry Overton - @ JEMS.com

discuss print share

Large Bio ImageJerry Overton

Jerry Overton

 Jerry Overton serves as the Chair of the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch, the organization charged with setting standards, establishing curriculum, and conducting research for public safety dispatch worldwide.  Prior, he served as the President/CEO for Road Safety International, the leading company promoting emergency driving safety.  Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer, Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA), Richmond, Virginia, for 18 years and had overall responsibility for the Richmond Emergency Medical Services system. Mr. Overton also served as the Chief Executive of the Kansas City, Missouri, EMS system. In addition, he has provided, and continues to provide, technical assistance throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, including the design of an implementation plan for an Emergency Medical Transport program in Central Bosnia – Hercegovina during the war. He is the Past President of the American Ambulance Association, was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the U. S. Health System, and is the Chief Financial Officer for the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine. He serves on the editorial boards of two leading prehospital care journals and has received numerous recognitions.  As an expert in EMS system design and response deployment strategies, he was named one of the 20 most influential leaders in EMS by JEMS magazine.

 

content by Jerry Overton

Also On Jems Thumb

Using Data and Technology to Improve Dispatch

The dispatch center is rapidly becoming much more than a control center. As EMS systems gain access to more and more sources of data, and technology permits real-time monitoring and evaluation of the data, the dispatch center is becoming more of a “clinical hub.”


discuss print share

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Advancement

This is the seventh year of the EMS 10 Innovators in EMS program, jointly sponsored by Physio-Control and JEMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Glendale Firefighters Suspended for Punching Patient

Excessive force was used on a combative patient.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Vancouver Chemical Fire Causes Major Response

Hazmat incident sends smoke over port neighborhood.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Salt Lake City Firefighters Injured in Firehouse Fire

Nine sent to a hospital with smoke inhalation.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Pennsylvania Paramedic Killed in the Line of Duty

West End Ambulance medic killed at accident scene.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Plane Skids off Runway at LaGuardia Airport

Delta flight stops just short of Flushing Bay
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Rigs Going in Service from EMS Today 2015

Snap shots of some of the vehicles at EMS Today that will be on the streets soon
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >