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Picture of Paul Davis along with the Johnson County Med-Act logo

County management appoints MED-ACT director

Johnson County Government has named Paul Davis as the director of Emergency Medical Services. He will begin his new role Jan. 16, 2017.

Prior to joining the county, Davis served since May 2006 as executive director of Adams County, Illinois, Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services, where he spent 14 years as a dispatcher, paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Davis’ professional affiliations include service as an officer of the executive board of the Illinois State Ambulance Association and president of the Adams County EMT and Paramedic Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Hannibal-LaGrange University.

Davis replaces Ted McFarlane who retired in August as MED-ACT director after serving the county 15 years.

Johnson County MED-ACT is the emergency medical services department that responds to all county 911 emergency calls. The department serves more than 560,000 citizens across 473 square miles.