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Life EMS appoints control center director

June 19, 2017
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Ty Wiseman
Ty Wiseman. Courtesy Life EMS Ambulance

A local emergency medical services provider has promoted a 26-year company vet to head up its control center.

Grand Rapids-based Life EMS Ambulance named Ty Wiseman as its new control center director.

In his new role, Wiseman will oversee dispatch operations throughout Life EMS’ nine-county service area.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to advance someone like Ty Wiseman to this very important and integral part of our operations,” Life EMS VP of Resource Performance Tony Sorensen said. “Ty is not only incredibly experienced, but has devoted his entire career to our organization, embracing each role and responsibility with the same level of commitment and enthusiasm.”

A graduate of Baker College with a degree in health services administration, Wiseman joined Life EMS in 1991 as a mobility associate. He became certified as an emergency medical technician in 1993 and became a paramedic in 1994.

Wiseman worked in the control center beginning in 1993 and in 1999 was promoted to the role of supervisor. He was “instrumental” in the center obtaining an Accredited Center of Excellence certification in 2013 and the center’s re-certification in 2016.

Life EMS Ambulance

Founded in 1980, Life EMS Ambulance provides emergency medical services throughout 3,600 square miles of West Michigan, including Kent, Kalamazoo, Ottawa, Ionia, Newaygo, Lake, Mason, Allegan and Van Buren counties.

The control center receives an average of 1,200 phone calls per day.

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