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South County EMS

EMT to serve as interim regional admin.

SUNDERLAND — The new South County EMS agency intends to make Deerfield EMS Assistant Director David Zamojski its interim administrator until it hires a full-time director.

Zamojski has worked for Deerfield EMS for 20 years, first as a volunteer and later as a full-time employee. Zamojski is an intermediate EMT. Since the town voted to form the three-town south county EMS service in October, Zamojski has performed much of the administrative work during the local department’s transition into a regional paramedic service.

Deerfield, Whately and Sunderland have partnered to create a 24-hour paramedic ambulance service.

The EMS Board of Oversight voted 4-0 on Tuesday to appoint Zamojski, conditional on hearing from Deerfield Selectman Mark Gilmore, that town’s representative, who was absent. The board meets again on Tuesday and hopes Gilmore will be there, so the search for a full-time administrator can go forward.

Deerfield has only appointed one representative to the board during the transition time, while Whately and Sunderland each appointed both its members.

Sunderland Fire Chief Robert Ahearn and Whately EMS Director Gary Stone have prepared a job description that the board will advertise in local newspapers and trade journals before Christmas. The board aims to have a director by March. In the meantime, Zamojski’s job will be to keep the district operating. Major decisions and the hiring of the full-time staff will be left to the permanent director, the board said.

The board is also working on policies and procedures for the regional ambulance, a task Sunderland Selectman Thomas Fydenkevez has taken on.

You can reach Kathleen McKiernan at: kmckiernan@recorder.com or 413-772-0261 ext. 268.

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