SCHENECTADY, N.Y. â€“ Mohawk Ambulance Service, the largest, privately-owned ambulance service in upstate New York, is pleased to announce the promotions of Brandon Hermance to Albany regional manager and Lindsay Desbiens to dispatch supervisor. In his new role, Hermance oversees day-to-day operations of Mohawk Ambulanceâ€™s Albany-area operations and manages public and contractual relations within the city.
Hermance began working at Mohawk Ambulance Service in 2011 as an EMT, promoted to supervisor a year later, and became a station leader and certified paramedic in 2014. In his years with the company, Hermance has received two Distinguished Service Awards and a Star of Life Medal, the highest award an emergency medical service worker can receive. He holds a certificate in paramedicine from SUNY Cobleskill and serves as a volunteer firefighter.
Lindsay Desbiens was recently promoted to dispatch supervisor. Desbiens joined Mohawk as an EMT in 2013 and was promoted to Supervisor after a year of service. In 2014, she received top honors from the United New York Ambulance Network (UNYAN) after being selected for the award by her superiors. Desbiens began working in dispatch full time in December 2015.
â€œLindsey and Brandon have shown continued excellence in their careers with us at Mohawk and their list of promotions and awards are
a reflection of that,â€ said James P. McPartlon, III, president, Mohawk Ambulance Service. â€œI look forward to their continued growth and success with the company.â€
Since September, Mohawk Ambulance has added an additional 19 employees, including 14 emergency medical technicians (EMTs), three dispatchers, one paramedic and one non-emergency vehicle driver.