Justin Cole has been named director of D.W. McMillan EMS beginning November 1, and current director, Judy Kirby, announces her retirement. Justin Cole Director of D.W. McMillan EMS


October 25, 2013

BREWTON, AL - Justin Cole has been named director of D.W. McMillan EMS beginning November 1, and current director, Judy Kirby, announces her retirement. D.W. McMillan EMS offers emergency paramedic and EMT response to area citizens in coordination with county E911.

""We are pleased to be able to announce that Justin Cole has been selected as D.W. McMillan EMS director,"" Chris Griffin, D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital administrator said. ""Justin will be assuming the role of leading a highly-skilled team of EMT's to respond to our community's needs.""

Cole, who is already employed with D.W. McMillan EMS, has been on staff since 2008. He also serves in many volunteer capacities in the community with Ridge Road Volunteer Fire Department, Escambia County Fire and Rescue Squad and East Brewton Police. ""I am excited to begin my role as director of D.W. McMillan EMS,"" stated Cole. ""I look forward to continuing the level of service and care set by the example of Mrs. Kirby.""

Kirby, an employee of D.W. McMillan EMS since 1992 is looking forward to spending time with her great grandchild and enjoying the next stage in life. She plans on growing a vegetable garden and working in her flowerbeds as well.

""I'm excited to begin the next chapter of my life,"" stated Kirby. ""I'm going to miss working with all of my co-workers and wish them nothing but the best.""

Cole has a degree in emergency medical services from Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia, Ala.

About D.W. McMillan EMS:
D.W. McMillan EMS is the emergency service provider to Eastern Escambia County, Alabama covering 665 square miles. There are two full time ambulances always in service staffed with a paramedic and an EMT. D.W. McMillan EMS provides 24/7 service 365 days a year to the citizens of Escambia County in coordination with Escambia County E911.

About D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital:
Governed by the Escambia County Healthcare Authority Board of Director, D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital is an acute care hospital that has been a part of the Brewton, Alabama, community for over fifty years. The hospital's facilities include an eight bed intensive care unit; a 24 hour emergency room; general medical, surgical and obstetrical services; and a women & infants unit. In addition, D.W McMillan offers programs and support to area citizens through health education. Please visit their website at www.dwmmh.org.