Change Towards the Future
The Leadership of Levy County's EMS system is leaving. The assistant director is gone and the director is on her way out. County Commissioners are using the personnel loss to make a bigger change to EMS.
Some say two is better than one, but Levy County Commissioners are looking to hire one person to fill two positions. While the departure of two EMS directors is making a smooth transition for the County's plan, their resignations within two weeks of each other does raise some eyebrows.
Trish Siebold is director of Levy County EMS, at lease until she's replaced. Siebold put in her resignation within weeks of the assistant director of EMS, Royce Barber, whose taken another job elsewhere. Siebold says her department has been through a lot this year. Between talk of privatizing EMS in January and switching dispatch systems last month.
Levy County Commissioner Chad Johnson says, "for us as a board it does create am opportunity, it creates a challenge, but an opportunity for us to come back and look at where were at and what kind of person do we seek to hire?"
County Manager Fred Moody agrees a public safety director will help lead the County towards consolidating Fire and EMS Departments. County Commissioners will have a job description for a public safety director at the May 3rd meeting. They hope to fill the position by June.
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