June 2, 2017-At Acadian’s annual company meeting on May 18, 2017, four employees from two of Acadian’s divisions were recognized for their 35 years of service; two employees were recognized for 40 years of service; and three employees were recognized for 45 years of service.


Safety Management Systems (SMS) Remote Paramedic Joey Broussard has worked with Acadian Ambulance and Air Med before going offshore.

SMS Business Office Manager Sheila Hebert joined Acadian at the age of 17, and has worked in multiple departments within the company. She has been with SMS’ business office for the past 15 years, and she participates in Acadian’s ESOP Committee.

SMS Remote Paramedic Greg Hesse worked as an Acadian Ambulance medic for 29 years before he transitioned into an offshore position.

Acadian Ambulance Operations Manager Orlando Rolon has worked in the Hub City for all of his 35 years with the company. He has worked his way up from a driver, to EMT, to paramedic, to field supervisor, and operations manager.





Paramedic Ray McDowell serves Acadia Parish, and has been recognized as a paramedic of the year. He was one of Acadian’s first paramedic field supervisors, and has played an integral part in the growth of the company and the establishment of EMS standards and protocols in Acadian’s service area.

President Jerry Romero has served as a paramedic, dispatcher, supervisor, manager and vice president, before becoming president of Acadian Ambulance. He has been heavily involved in the coordination of all of Acadian’s hurricane evacuation operations and serves as incident commander of Acadian’s corporate command structure. He has been integral to Acadian’s growth into new service areas, notably into Texas in 2006.





Acadian On Call Service Manager Don Elkins has worked as an EMT, paramedic and dispatcher before transitioning into a leadership position with Acadian’s personal medical alert brand, Acadian On Call. He is Acadian’s 12th employee, joining after serving time in the military.

Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Robert Frederick began his career as an EMT, working on an ambulance in Kaplan for 18 years. When his skills in plumbing, electrical and carpentry were recognized, he transitioned into building maintenance and has been a key part of the department for 27 years.

Senior Vice President Danny Lennie joined Acadian in its second year and has worked in ground operations, dispatch, public relations, and management. He was instrumental in starting Acadian’s offshore medic division in the 1980s, which became Safety Management Systems.




All were recognized for their years of service by Acadian Chairman & CEO Richard Zuschlag.

Since 1971, Acadian has been dedicated to providing the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. The company has expanded to include a diverse suite of services designed to offer the very best support and education in health, safety, and transportation.


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