By way of this episode ‘EMS Leader Rob Lawrence’, Rob and I were able to catch up a bit and share his professional life story and pay forward some of Rob’s leadership knowledge with the listeners of the ‘People, Process, Progress’ podcast.
Rob and I met during my last semester of college. I was completing my B.A. in Homeland Security and Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) was hosting the capstone exercise. I got to know Rob when I became the Planning Captain for RAA. During my time at RAA Rob taught me quite a bit about EMS management and organizational leadership. At RAA Rob and I worked together on many planned events and a few critical incidents.
Rob graduated from the United Kingdom’s Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst (like the United State’s West Point). He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps for 22 years. After his military service Rob moved into the civilian EMS world as part of the England Ambulance Service. Heading “across the pond”, Rob transitioned to become COO of the Richmond Ambulance Authority. He now works for Paramedics Plus in Alameda County, California and is the principal of Robert Lawrence Consulting.
Rob is a featured Columnist for EMS1.com. He is a former board member of the American Ambulance Association and currently serves as chair of its Communications Committee. There Rob provides guidance to the media rapid response task force.
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