James Collins

Paramedic Supervisor
Regional Ambulance Service
Rutland, VT

James Collins started out in EMS as a volunteer in 1978 and 8 years later joined Regional Ambulance. Jim made EMS his career profession and has always been proactive with his training. He was one of the first employees to attend Paramedic school after the service became a Licensed Paramedic service in 1990. He gained his UMBC Critical Care Paramedic designation by taking the 8th course held in the nation put on by UMBC in 1996 at Regional Ambulance. He was chosen as the Vermont Paramedic of the year in 2001. Jim is a long time respected Paramedic Shift Supervisor who leads by example. He is known for being very fair and would never assign anything to a fellow employee he wouldn’t do himself. He is knowledgeable, dependable, dedicated, personally credible and a Great Paramedic. Jim has faithfully served the citizens of our coverage area for the past 28 years. He has been chosen as a Star of Life for his many years of service to his patients, fellow staff members and to the EMS profession. This year Jim will be semi-retiring and moving into a part time status to enjoy more time with his wife, children and grandchildren. Jim Collins sets the example of our service’s motto “Serving People 1st with Pride, Proficiency, and Professionalism”.”

2014 | Regional Ambulance Service | VT