Wayne began his pre-hospital career with St. Lawrence and District Ambulance Service directly out of high school, at the ripe old age of 18. He pursued his education on a part-time basis, working five 24hr long shifts each week while attending night classes on his 2 days off. He graduated with Distinction in the EMCA program from St. Lawrence College in 1981. He joined the management team in 1988 and became a Primary Care Paramedic in 1996. Wayne has been quite active since the download of services to the communities, graduating with Honours from the Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)program at The Michener Institute for Applied Sciences, serving as ‘D’ Platoon Commander, teaching college paramedicine classes, acting as Preceptor for numerous new ACP’s, serving as Paramedic Honour Guard Liaison Officer, a Ministry of Health Ambulance Service Review Team Inspector, Health and Safety/infection Control Officer, Designated Officer for worker exposures to Communicable Disease, Provincial EMS Section 21 sub-committee member that writes Guidance Notes for the protection of Paramedics of Ontario. In 1998 Wayne was awarded the Governor Generals’ EMS Exemplary Service Medal and has since received the 10 year bar for that award as well.