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Deputy Professional Standards

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Justin Lammers, Deputy Chief of Professional Standards

Justin Lammers, Deputy Chief of Professional Standards reports to the Chief of Emergency Medical Services. The Deputy Chief of Professional Standards is responsible for developing, managing and coordinating clinical and community programs, developing, coordinating and providing continuing education programs to the paramedics; ensuring quality patient care to the community; ensuring the EMS division is compliant with all legislation and associated regulations, standards and guidelines; introducing new medical interventions, technological innovations and pre-hospital research into the ambulance service. 

Justin began his career as a Primary Care Paramedic after graduating from St. Clair College, Windsor Campus in 2005.  He eventually went on to attend Georgian College and obtained his Advanced Care Paramedic standing in 2010. During his time at Essex-Windsor EMS, Justin spearheaded many initiatives, such as developing our employee feedback survey and founding the Essex-Windsor EMS Peer Mentorship Program for all new hires. He also co-led a team of 126 Paramedic supporters for Movember - which raised over $22,000 for the cause. In 2013, Justin was awarded the 911 Meredith McPhee Award recognizing his achievements. After working for Essex-Windsor EMS for nearly 10 years, Justin took a temporary position as Acting Captain of Professional Standards and began to learn about Essex-Windsor EMS from a new perspective. In November 2014, Justin was promoted to Deputy Chief of Professional Standards and continues to strive for service wide excellence every day.

Essex-Windsor EMS Captains

Captains report directly to the Deputy Chief of Professional Standards. They are responsible for implementing and monitoring education, training and other programs, conducting performance evaluations of Paramedics in the field, acting as a coach/mentor to all staff and conducting thorough investigations of internal and external incidents. Captains are also responsible for maintaining current and accurate records on staff certifications as mandated by the Ambulance Act and applicable regulations. Fostering and maintaining mutually supportive relationships with allied services to ensure daily operations are fluid and seamless, along with providing support and educational programs to the community are all part of the Captains roles. Close monitoring of statistics, feedback and real time occurrences allows the Captains to identify and track key performance indicators that aid the Deputy Chief with future projections. The Captain position is interchangeable with the District Chiefs.