(Exton, PA) —Uwchlan Ambulance Corps is sad to announce the departure of John Applegate, Chief of Operations. John has been involved in EMS since 1978 and we are thankful he came to Uwchlan Ambulance Corps in 2004. During his tenure, he held several positions including Education Coordinator, Staffing Coordinator and Chief of Operations.
Under his leadership, UAC established our popular Junior Medic Day Camps, revitalized the youth programs and expanded both community and professional health education. UAC also became a leading training institute in our region providing EMT and AEMT education. John also facilitated the establishment of Chester County’s only bariatric ambulance capable of transporting patients up to 1000 pounds.
John’s leadership assisted 3 EMS Strike Team deployments, 2 to Louisiana and 1 in Pennsylvania. He also served on the Chester County EMS Council as Vice President for several years.
We wish John well and thank him for his commitment and dedication to Uwchlan Ambulance Corps, the community and Emergency Medical Services. UAC will initiate a search for the Chief of Operations position in the immediate future. For more information about UAC or to make a donation in John’s honor, visit www.station87.com .
Uwchlan Ambulance Corps Uwchlan Ambulance Corps (UAC) was founded in 1974 by volunteers as a nonprofit corporation. UAC’s service area covers eight townships providing lifesaving emergency care to over 65,000 residents with five ambulances, three responder units and highly trained Paramedics and EMTs who respond to over 3,000 emergency calls 24 hours a day. As part of a Statewide EMS Strike Team, we have responded to disasters in Louisiana, New Jersey and several counties in Pennsylvania.
UAC is a leading training institute in our region and is an approved American Red Cross Training Site, ASHI Training Site, Pennsylvania Department of Health Continuing Education and BLS Certification Institute. Active in the community, UAC offers many educational opportunities, including programs for youth age 14-18, many of which go on to pursue careers in the healthcare field. We welcome the opportunity to assist community organizations such as scouts and schools and teach all ages First Aid and CPR.