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EMS Chief Benjamin Stone Named 2016 IAEMSC/Intermedix Harvard EMS Fellow

Written by Lisa Osborne | Jun 2, 2016 5:14:00 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Intermedix and the International Association of Emergency Medical Services Chiefs announced the selection of the Los Alamos County Fire Department EMS Division Chief, Benjamin Stone, as the 2016 IAEMSC/Intermedix Harvard fellow.

Chief Benjamin Stone

Chief Stone was chosen from a competitive candidate pool of EMS chief officers to participate in the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

The three-week program follows an engaging curriculum with real-life case studies intended to strengthen participants’ abilities as public officials. Through various decision-making tasks, the participants are able to strengthen partnerships and develop cooperative governance through teamwork.

Over the course of his distinguished career, Stone has demonstrated driven, goal-oriented leadership in all of his roles. His abilities have not gone unnoticed as he was frequently promoted, climbing the ranks to become the Los Alamos Fire Department’s youngest chief.

Being awarded this fellowship is considered to be one of the highest honors for leaders in the field of Emergency Medical Services. The recipient has strengthened the discipline and the advancement of EMS through commitment and dedication to the EMS profession.

“Chief Stone embodies all characteristics attributed to a successful EMS leader in the United States today,” said Chief Paul Brennan, IAEMSC president. “Stone is the optimal candidate for the senior executives program given his dedication to the advancement of the EMS industry. He has proven to be a valuable leader through his innovative thinking and commitment to his role.”

This fellowship is awarded by the IAEMSC through the support of Intermedix.

“Intermedix understand the value EMS public officials bring to their communities,” said Intermedix CEO Joel Portice. “We view the advancement of their leadership as a worthy endeavor, and we are honored to support Chief Stone. I wish him a formative experience as he continues his commendable journey.”

For additional information about the IAEMSC, visit To learn more about the Senior Executives in the State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, visit