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2016 Star of Life: Brian Meader, Medic Ambulance Service

2016 AAA Star of Life Brian Meader

Brian Meader: Operations Manager/FTO/Community Paramedic
Medic Ambulance Service: Solano County, Calif.

Brian Meader is a native of Concord, Calif., and attended Concord High School. After graduating, he worked as a computer network technician. Tired of sitting in front of a computer all day, Brian decided to take an EMT class.

Brian was instantly drawn to the EMS field, and enrolled in medic school at the National College of Technical Instruction. He has been with Medic Ambulance for 11 years serving as an EMT, paramedic, FTO, paramedic supervisor, quality assurance manager and his current role of operations manager. Never one to shy away from hard work, he enjoys the variety of experiences he has gained working at Medic.

Brian was honored for his outstanding service as Medic Ambulance’s Paramedic of the Year, Solano Division in 2010. In 2013, Medic Ambulances was selected as pilot site by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) for the community paramedic pilot project.

Today, Brian is being recognized for not only his work as a community paramedic, but for his role as the lead site educator for the community paramedic program. The state of California recognized Brian as a 2015 EMS innovator for his role in coordinating the local training for paramedics in the pilot program.

Community paramedicine is a new and innovative model in providing healthcare, and Brian is one of only 77 community paramedics in California. Solano County is one of only 12 sites working under the groundbreaking pilot program sponsored by the California EMSA and the California Healthcare Foundation.

Brian was also recognized as a 2016 California Star of Life in March by the California Ambulance Association in Sacramento. Great job Brian!