EXTON, PA — Uwchlan Ambulance Corps announced the departure of John Applegate, Chief of Operations. John has been involved in EMS since 1978 and stated they are thankful he came to Uwchlan Ambulance Corps in 2004. During his tenure, he held several positions including Education Coordinator, Staffing Coordinator and Chief of Operations.
Under his leadership, UAC established their popular Junior Medic Day Camps, revitalized the youth programs and expanded both community and professional health education. UAC also became a leading training institute in the region providing EMT and AEMT education. John also facilitated the establishment of Chester County’s only bariatric ambulance capable of transporting patients up to 1000 pounds.
John’s leadership assisted 3 EMS Strike Team deployments, 2 to Louisiana and 1 in Pennsylvania. He also served on the Chester County EMS Council as Vice President for several years.
The Uwchlan Ambulance Corps stated they wish John well and thanked him for his commitment and dedication to Uwchlan Ambulance Corps, the community and Emergency Medical Services. UAC will initiate a search for the Chief of Operations position in the immediate future. For more information about UAC or to make a donation in John’s honor, visit www.station87.com.
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