Linden Emergency Medical Service Names New President & CEO

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LINDEN – Benjamin Sheedy is the new president and chief executive officer of the Linden Emergency Medical Service.

Outgoing Linden EMS President Thomas Angelo said “I’m happy to announce Ben Sheedy’s new position as President of LEMS. As a local resident, business owner and taxpayer he understands to tough budgetary times the community we serve is working through. As an active EMT for 15 years, he understands the emergency medical needs of the city continue and will only increase as the city continues to grow. I can’t imagine a better leader for Linden EMS going forward.”

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Sheedy has been active in the Linden EMS organization for 15 years as an active, certified EMT. He has served in operational posts with Linden EMS as lieutenant, assistant captain and captain. In 2003, he joined the Linden EMS Board of Trustees, and served as the organization’s treasurer since 2003.

“I’d like to thank Tom Angelo for his leadership during an important time for both our organization and the City of Linden. I can pledge that Linden EMS’s core mission- to provide the highest quality emergency medical service to the community, at a minimal cost to the taxpayers, will continue, and only get better” Sheedy said.

Linden Emergency Medical Service is an organization with an over 65 year history of service to the community. From its start as a volunteer ambulance service, LEMS has grown into a 24-hour, professional emergency medical service with a staff of 23 medical professionals and is supported by another 19 local volunteers. LEMS responds to over 3,000 emergency calls per year.


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