Chatham Emergency Services Chief and CEO Chuck Kearns recently received his Chief EMS Officer designation through the Center of Public Safety Excellence, according to a Tuesday afternoon press release from CES.
Kearns is one of only 148 Public Safety Chief EMS officers worldwide who hold this professional designation.
The CPSE credentialing is a professional designation model that recognizes career excellence and offers strategies for continuous professional improvement, according to the CPSE website.
The Chief EMS Officer application is open to executive level officers.
Kearns has 39 years of experience in Public Safety including open water lifeguard, disaster planning and response, emergency medical services, dispatch center operations, community risk reduction programs, marine vessel emergency response, underwater dive rescue, and flight paramedic.