Prior to his current position of General Manager, Oregon Operations, Randy Lauer served in many roles, including Regional Director of Operations, Multnomah County Director of Operations, AMR-Northwest Operations Manager, Supervisor, Field Training Officer and Paramedic.
In addition to his responsibilities with AMR in Oregon, Randy is a key member of AMR’s Disaster Response Team, serving as Forward Area Incident Commander for seven hurricanes, beginning in 2005 as part of AMR’s commitment to FEMA/GSA immediately post-Katrina.
Lauer began his EMS career 37 years ago as a volunteer with a rural ambulance service in South Dakota. Following active duty with the Coast Guard, Lauer completed Advanced Paramedic training at Oregon Health Sciences University and was subsequently hired by Buck Ambulance Service (now AMR) in 1981.
Lauer retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a Master Chief after 32 years of active and reserve service. He was a Surfman at the mouth of the Columbia River, an area known as the “Graveyard of the Pacific,” an instructor at the National Motorlifeboat School, and a boat coxswain and law enforcement boarding officer in Portland.
Lauer is also actively involved with the EMS industry and his community outside of AMR. He is the President of the Oregon State Ambulance Association, Board of Directors of the Central Eastside Industrial Council, Chair of the Portland Community Policing Committee, and Vice President, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Board of Directors.