The Board of Directors of the KB Ambulance Corps, Inc. of Killingly, CT announces that at its March 10, 2021 meeting it appointed Stephen A. Varga as Administrator. Since August 2020, Mr. Varga has served in the role of Acting Administrator in addition to his position of Director of Operations.
Ronald Curran, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, says, “It is with great pleasure that I announce that Stephen Varga has been selected, and has accepted, the position of KB Ambulance Administrator.
In addition to nearly 30 years of EMS service and 6 years at KB Ambulance, Stephen Varga has shown his ability to rise to the challenge when called upon. Through Stephen’s career he has gained a firm understanding of the work and details associated with the operations of KB Ambulance and Paramedic services and the needs of the communities we serve.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to thank all the members and staff at KB for your continued dedication to KB Ambulance and the people we serve. Please join us in welcoming Stephen Varga as the new KB Administrator. We look forward to a promising future.”
As a state licensed Paramedic since 2004, Mr. Varga joined KB Ambulance in 2015 to provide expertise to launch its paramedic services program. Initially hired as a Supervisor for the purpose of developing and recruiting for its new paramedic program, Mr. Varga was quickly offered the Director of Operations position, in which he was responsible to oversee the day-to-day operations of KB Ambulance. In this capacity, he also assisted the Administrator in managing all aspects of EMS operations and business at KB. His commitment helped KB secure and continue a contract since 2017 with Northeast Connecticut Council of Governments (NECCOG) to provide paramedic service to nine towns in the Northeastern Connecticut area, providing vital advanced life support medical care to the communities. During Mr. Varga’s tenure, KB Ambulance also grew beyond the Town of Killingly to provide ambulance service through contracts with the Towns of Pomfret, Eastford and Hampton.
Overall, Mr. Varga has 30 combined years of Emergency Medical Services experience through his volunteer status at Windham Center and Mansfield Fire Departments. He is currently a Captain at Windham Center Fire Department. Mr. Varga also has 22 years in the professional sector at emergency transport and intercept services in Connecticut. After starting as an Emergency Medical Technician in 1999 at American Ambulance Service, Inc. in Norwich, Mr. Varga transitioned to earn his Paramedic medical control in 2004 and in 2007 was promoted to Associate Supervisor. During this same time frame, he was the owner/operator of an independent retail business.
Mr. Varga serves as an appointed Board Member of the Eastern Connecticut EMS Council and is the Northeast Subdivision Chairperson. He also holds certifications for Connecticut Emergency Medical Services Instructor and American Heart Association Instructor.