Administration

 

Our administrative staff regularly are assigned duties in field operations based upon scheduling needs and ongoing projects.  Every effort is utilized to efficiently utilize personnel to ensure necessary coverage for emergency response and to achieve administrative goals.

 

Terrence J. McGregor
Chief of Emergency Services / Emergency Coordinator / Fire Marshal
tmcgregor@lancova.com

Chief McGregor serves as the administrator for Lancaster County Emergency Services. His role is to oversee and manage daily operations, emergency management planning, budgeting, training and serves as the liaison between the County and the volunteer fire departments, rescue squads and other organizations active in disaster.

Chief McGregor is an accomplished administrator and educator.  He holds multiple instructor credentials from the Virginia Office of EMS, Virginia Department of Fire Programs, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, American Heart Association, National Association of EMS Educators and many other organizations.  He is a graduate of FEMA’s National Emergency Management Basic Academy.

Among his academic accomplishments, Chief McGregor holds an Associate in Arts and Sciences in Science from Rappahannock Community College, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Additionally, he serves on multiple regional, state and national committees in emergency medical services and emergency management; and he has been recognized by his peers on numerous occasions for his accomplishments.

 

Heather Brown
Captain – Emergency Management / Deputy Emergency Coordinator
hbrown@lancova.com

Captain Brown is the Deputy Emergency Coordinator for Lancaster County and is responsible for much of the emergency planning activity for Lancaster County. Her role is to assist in the oversight of the emergency management functions of the department, which includes managing the emergency operations center during a planned event, or an emergency. In addition, Heather is involved in outreach and public education to help ensure residents of Lancaster County are prepared for emergencies.  Captain Brown holds a Master of Science in  Homeland Security and Emergency Management and is a graduate of the National Emergency Management Basic Academy.

 

Matthew Smith
EMS Captain – Support Services
msmith@lancova.com

As the EMS Captain of Support Services, Matthew is responsible for ensuring that personnel have the equipment and training required to perform their duties. He also leads EMS performance improvement efforts, with the assistance of other department personnel and representatives from the volunteer rescue squads.  Captain Smith is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Management of EMS Program.

 

Sofia Welch
EMS Captain – Administration
swelch@lancova.com

As the EMS Captain of Administration, Sofia is responsible for ensuring that crews are staffed 24 hours a day. She is the point-of-contact between to County and the volunteer rescue squads, for ensuring adequate coverage to meet the needs of Lancaster County residents. In addition, Captain Welch assists with policy development and oversight.

 

Skip Hardesty
Deputy Fire Marshal / Hazardous Materials Officer
shardesty@lancova.com

Skip Hardesty is the Deputy Fire Marshal for Lancaster County and also serves a Hazardous Materials Officer. His role is to assist the volunteer fire departments, upon request, with investigations regarding the cause and origin of fires, and especially in cases where the cause is suspicious or casualties have occurred. Additionally, Skip is one of the county’s hazardous materials response officers; this role ensures that following a hazardous materials spill, that the impacts to health, property and the environment are minimized, and to ensure that the cleanup is properly completed by the responsible party.  Mr. Hardesty is and EMT and holds numerous certification in fire investigations and  fire inspections.


Volunteer Leadership

 

Our volunteer leadership contribute to the success of Lancaster County Emergency Services by augmenting the ability of the County’s first responders to manage an emergency.  The volunteer leaders perform duties that contribute to the success of the various volunteer programs, allowing staff to focus their energy on other duties.  The teamwork and dedication of our volunteers allow for Lancaster County to achieve greater resiliency in the face of disaster.  Their contributions make us a stronger community.

 

Julie Dudley
C.E.R.T. Volunteer Coordinator
julie@readylancaster.org

Julie Dudley serves as the volunteer coordinator for the Community Emergency Response Team.  Her role to assist the C.E.R.T. Program Manager with recruiting, training and maintaining good practices for volunteer organizations active in disaster.  Julie’s previous experience as the Executive Director of the River Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross makes her uniquely qualified in this role.  Her decade of experience in managing volunteers and disaster response make her an invaluable part of the team.  Julie has completed the C.E.R.T. Basic Training, C.E.R.T. Train-the-Trainer and is an Emergency Management Institute graduate of the  C.E.R.T. Program Manager course.

 

VACANT
C.E.R.T. Commander

 

Hank Little
Emergency Communications Group Coordinator
w4gsf-a@readylancaster.org

Hank Little has served as the Amateur Radio Emergency Coordinator for more than five years.  In this capacity, he has actively worked to recruit new members of the team and led the evolution of the program into the Lancaster-Middlesex Emergency Communications Group.  His goal is to ensure that in the event of a catastrophic disaster effecting Lancaster County, or neighboring jurisdictions, that we have the technical expertise, training and equipment to effectively communicate to ensure that the needs of the community can be met.

 

VACANT
C.A.R.T. Director

 

 


Field Personnel

 

Balog, Tony – Paramedic

Brown, Erik – Advanced EMT

Carter, (DJ) Donald – Intermediate

Craig, Hannah – EMT

Craig, Seth – Paramedic

Davenport, John – Paramedic

Haynie, Jacqueline – EMT

Haynie, Taylor – Intermediate

Hodges, Jason – EMT

Hogge, Lauren – Paramedic

McAdoo, Mike – Advanced EMT

McCrea,  Tom – Paramedic

Mena, Alonso Intermediate

Newsome, TrishParamedic

Quatro, Devin – EMT

Sikora, Matt – Intermediate

Smith, Renee – Intermediate

Sopko, Elaine – Paramedic

Symons, Alex – EMT

Tate, Mike – Paramedic

Thompsen, Dawn – EMT

Townsend, Jaime – Advanced EMT

Waldron, Rachael – Paramedic

Walker, Everett – Advanced EMT

Walker, Pamela – Advanced EMT