|Josh Kusek, ALS Supervisor||Raymond Wood, BLS Supervisor|
Josh Kusek has been promoted to the ALS (Advanced Life Support) Supervisor. A paramedic since 2013 and engaged in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for the past 14 years, Mr. Kusek joined KB Ambulance as a part time paramedic in 2015 and transitioned to full time in 2017. At KB Ambulance, Mr. Kusek has been responsible for oversight of quality assurance of its paramedic program and the care/maintenance of all of vehicles for over a year.
As a newly certified Connecticut Emergency Medical Services Instructor, Mr. Kusek will be involved in teaching classes at KB Training Center for EMS new licensing and recertification courses.
Mr. Kusek also currently works part-time as EMS Administrator at Community Fire Company in North Grosvenordale, CT. pare
Prior to his employment at KB Ambulance, Mr. Kusek served as an EMT at American Medical Response (AMR) in Hartford, CT and as a paramedic at AMR in Putnam, CT. In addition, he was a paramedic at Webster EMS in MA.
Mr. Kusek dedicated himself to fire and emergency medical services at the early age of 17 as a member of both Community Fire Company and East Thompson Fire Department. He demonstrates passion in his service, often teaching and mentoring region-wide EMS providers.
Raymond Wood has been promoted to the BLS (Basic Life Support) Supervisor. Mr. Wood is a lifelong resident of Killingly who joined KB Ambulance in 2011 as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). In 2012 he was hired as a part time paid EMT, and in 2013 he transitioned to full time. Throughout his service with the Corps, he has overseen Quality Assurance, managed BLS supply inventory, and scheduled BLS volunteer and paid staff. Mr. Wood prides himself in his work ethic of “whatever it takes to get the job done.”
Mr. Wood assists in the KB Ambulance Training Center teaching many new BLS providers the skills necessary to provide quality care throughout the region. He is currently an American Heart Association Basic Life Support Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Instructor.
Mr. Wood is pursuing his Emergency Medical Services Instructor certification through the State of Connecticut to gain even more tools in providing quality education to KB Ambulance staff and KB Training Center students. Mr. Wood finds greatest reward in training new EMT’s in patient assessment and treatment skills necessary to save lives.
Mr. Wood also works part time in Brooklyn, CT as the Site Manager and EMT for the Mortlake Fire Company for VINTECH Management Services LLC, and he is employed part time as a dispatcher in Putnam, CT for the Putnam Police Department (Station WA).