BRATTLEBORO -- Rescue Inc. has appointed Drew Hazelton as interim Chief of Operations. Former Chief of Operations, Mark Considine, will assume new duties within the organization.
For the last 18 years, Hazelton has served as a volunteer EMT and firefighter for Newbrook Fire and Rescue and a volunteer with Grace Cottage Ambulance service which later became Division II of Rescue Inc. He started as a full-time paramedic with Rescue Inc. in July 2000.
In his 13 years at Rescue, Hazelton has received recognition as squad member of the year as well as Vermont advanced provider of the year. He was promoted to captain and has been managing daily operations for seven years. As captain, he managed the agency's Technical Rescue Team, which has remained a strong, totally volunteer arm of the organization. Local and state officials have recognized the team for outstanding response to Tropical Storm Irene and other rescue and recovery operations. Rescue's Board of Directors has commended him for fiscal oversight and management of the vehicle maintenance program.
Considine is looking forward to using his skills as a paramedic more often. He will also be focusing on critical high quality pre-hospital care and compliance with developing federal mandates.