Thompson promoted to director of Cabarrus County EMS

A Thompson020513.jpgFeb. 4, 2013 — On Feb. 22, David “Alan” Thompson will take the lead of Cabarrus County EMS as director of the agency.

Thompson began serving Cabarrus County as a paramedic in 1990, most recently as the second-in-command, assistant EMS director. He has extensive experience in many EMS roles, including shift supervisor, system education coordinator, quality management officer, State Medical Assistance Team member and tactical medic. Before coming to Cabarrus County, he served in the North Carolina Army National Guard and worked with EMS agencies in Rowan and Mecklenburg counties.

Thompson is a credentialed Level II Instructor Coordinator and a Nationally Registered Paramedic. He has an associate degree in emergency medical science from Davidson Community College and continues coursework at Western Carolina University. Thompson has completed multiple advanced training programs at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, EMS Management Institute; North Carolina Institute of Governments; and the U.S. Army Leadership School. He has earned more than 20 emergency-related certifications, and presented at several state and regional training events.

Outside of his work with Cabarrus County, Thompson supports our community as an active volunteer with local organizations and his church, participates in distance trail running and ultra-marathons, and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

Current EMS Director David Hampton will retire on Feb. 22. Hampton has served Cabarrus County EMS for more than 31 years.