The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to announce the selection of David Jones as the Town’s first EMS Chief for the new Town EMS Department that will begin providing services on March 1. David Jones was selected from a pool of 28 applicants for the position after a thorough and lengthy review process that included thoughtful input from the Carteret County EMS Medical Director, Town department heads, State EMS officials, other local EMS leaders, Emerald Isle EMS staff, and the Town Manager.
Chief Jones will begin work with the Town on February 26, and will assume responsibility for the Town EMS Department on March 1. Chief Jones currently serves as a Captain with the Town of Pine Knoll Shores Fire & EMS Department, and oversees emergency medical services for that department. He has worked in fire & EMS in Carteret County since 2001, and his career also includes service in the Town of Morehead City Fire & EMS Department. Chief Jones will earn an annual salary of $60,000 as the Town of Emerald Isle EMS Chief.
“I am pleased to welcome David to the Town’s management team, and believe he has the right combination of knowledge, experience, leadership, teamwork, and commitment to excellent customer service to lead the new Town EMS Department. David understands emergency medical services and Town government, and his outlook and approach match the Town’s commitment to continuous improvement and our goal to always go ‘above and beyond’ for our residents and visitors. I am confident that he will embody the Town’s ‘Nice Matters’ culture and be an effective leader of the new Town EMS Department”, noted Town Manager Frank Rush.