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Feb 22, 2013
BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Louisiana Emergency Medical Services Certification Commission.
The Louisiana Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Certification Commission serves to identify, define, and implement the appropriate functions and authorize pre-certification and post-certification training programs for emergency medical personnel.
According to the statute, the commission is comprised of nine voting members and one non-voting member, all appointed by the governor. The non-voting member must be a registered nurse and state-certified paramedic and is appointed from nominations submitted by the Louisiana State Nurses Association on recommendation from the Louisiana Emergency Nurses Association. The remaining nine voting members, selected from nominations from the EMS task force, which is comprised of individuals appointed by the assistant secretary of the Office of Public Health, include the following:
Appointments to the Emergency Medical Services Certification Commission:
Ken Salzer, of Covington, is the Chief EMS for St. Tammany Parish Fire Station #4. Salzer will be appointed to serve as a certified medical technician-paramedic, as required by statute.
James Wood, of St. Francisville, is the Fire Chief of West Feliciana Parish. Wood will be appointed to serve as a certified emergency medical technician-basic, as required by statute.