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New leader for Indiana EMS

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has selected Kraig Kinney as the new state EMS director. Kinney succeeds Mike Garvey, who is retiring at the end of the month after more than 30 years with the agency.

Kinney has spent the last two years as a deputy general counsel for the IDHS, focusing on EMS policy and certification issues. He is a former executive director of EMS operations in Putnam County and was named EMS Instructor of the Year in 2008.

The IDHS says Kinney’s priorities in his new role will include modernizing the role of EMS in Indiana and continuing to “evolve with the changing role of EMS across the country.”

Kinney will begin as state EMS director on March 2.