The Quad Ambulance District welcomes Steven D. VanMeter as the new Chief of the district. Mr. VanMeter has been working with retiring Chief Jimmie Herstine for the past several months. The transition officially took place January 1st, 2015.
Chief Herstine has been with Quad Ambulance since its formation in 1984. He served as Chief of the District for the past 24+ years. In that time Chief Herstine continuously met the needs of the community advancing Quad Ambulance from a volunteer, to a paid-per-call, to part-time, to what is now a fully staffed emergency service.
Mr. VanMeter was initially hired by Quad Ambulance as a part-time paramedic January 1st, 2006, then advanced to a full-time position in April of 2007. During those nine years he continuously invested himself in the district.
Mr. VanMeter began his career in the fire and emergency services nearly 20 years ago with the Carrollton Village Fire Department as a volunteer. In 1999 he was hired by the Stow Fire Department as a career firefighter/paramedic where he has advanced through the ranks and is now a Captain.
This extensive combined volunteer and full-time experience is exactly what Quad Ambulance needed to embrace the challenges facing the district in the future. Mr. VanMeter came highly recommended by the Stow Fire Department and other area chiefs.
In anticipation of this promotion Mr. VanMeter and his wife of 16 years, Kerri, relocated their family of three children to the local area this past August. So join the Quad Ambulance District in not only welcoming Steven VanMeter as the new chief of the district, but to the local community as well.