Our Team

Matt House

Matt House

Operations Manager, Critical Care Paramedic

I have lived in the Florence area the majority of my life. My stepfather got me interested in the EMS field and I ventured forward to obtain the essential training and degrees to become a Paramedic. Recently, Certified Critical Care Paramedic and always looking for ways to better my service to the community. Married to a very patient and understanding wife of 11 years.
David A Rossi

David A Rossi

Paramedic, Supervisor

I started part time with WLAD in March 1984 as an EMT I. I became an EMT 2, and in March of 1988, became a full time medic for WLAD. In the early 1990’s, I went to school and became an EMT 3 to Paramedic. I have been a Paramedic for over 20 years. I am married to a wonderful wife of 36 years and have 3 kids and 7 grandkids.
Darrek Mullins

Darrek Mullins

Critical Care Paramedic, CCP-C, Supervisor, IAFF 851 Western Lane Employee Representative

I truly believe that with the amazing support of this community, we have the best Emergency Medical Service in the state. It is such a blessing to be serving in this community. Happily married for 21 years with two beautiful daughter’s ages 12 and 15. In my spare time, aside form enjoying my family, I am the lead lab instructor for LCC’s Paramedic Program, and have been for 15 years. I also enjoy, being actively involved with South Willamette Valley Honor Flight, enjoying the outdoors, and playing golf when my wife lets me.

Ron Pearson

Ron Pearson

Critical Care Paramedic, Supervisor

My name is Ron. I started my career with Florence Fire Dept in 1984 as a volunteer and over the yrs worked my way through the medical field to become a paramedic for WLAD and an ED Tech at PHH. Married to a wonderful wife Kim with 2 children. I enjoy the outdoors, biking, scuba diving all kinds of fishing both salt and fresh water, and hunting.
Albert Kreitz

Albert Kreitz

Paramedic- Public Information Officer

I was born in Germany, raised in Michigan then moved to Oregon after graduating from Northern Michigan University. I earned a masters from NLU, and I worked in Social Services for 5 years before becoming a paramedic. I have 3 children and one grandson, I enjoy a variety of sports, hobbies, church and volunteer activities including working as a boxing coach.
Glenn Pruett

Glenn Pruett

EMT Intermediate

I am married to Glenda. We have one daughter, 2 stepdaughters, 1 stepson, 5 granddaughters and one more on the way. I like to spend time with grandkids and ride Harley’s with my wife.
Charlie York

Charlie York

Critical Care Paramedic, FP-C

I have been a paramedic with Western Lane Ambulance District since 2006. I really enjoy spending time with my wife, Wendy, and my kids, Makenzie and Logan.   We enjoy the outdoors: fishing and shooting, going to the beach and barbecuing in the backyard.

Danielle Hanson

Danielle Hanson

Critical Care Paramedic

I grew up in Florence, moved back to Florence after receiving my paramedic from Chemeketa Community College.  I have a little boy named Logan, and in my spare time I coach softball. Received the Oregon EMS Medal of Valor in 2009 and Life Saving award in 2013.
David S Haberman

David S Haberman

EMT Intermediate, Safety Officer

I started as a Firefighter Board Member for Mapleton Fire Dept 12 years ago. I fell in love with EMS from the start and with the support of my family and friends I was able to change careers and pursue my dream of helping the people in my community.
Aaron Stefanek

Aaron Stefanek

Critical Care Paramedic, CCP-C

I’m married to an amazing woman for the past 8 years and we have a little boy. They both are the love of my life. I was inspired to become a paramedic after the loss of my younger sister 5 years ago from a car crash. This is my second career and it has been very rewarding. I enjoy playing all sports in my free time as well as fishing, camping, and snowmobiling.
Zach Werner

Zach Werner

Critical Care Paramedic, FP-C

I volunteer with the Mapleton Fire Department where I handle all EMS training.  I am married to a wonderful and hard working woman who is a teacher at the local elementary school.  I enjoy hunting, fishing, and golf.

Rob Chance

Rob Chance

Training Officer, Critical Care Paramedic, FP-C

I am a new paramedic that loves to serve and interact with others. I have a wonderful wife who is also in the medical field, and two baby boys. I’m blessed to have such a wonderful job and work with wonderful people.

Ali Gharib

Ali Gharib

Critical Care Paramedic, FP-C

My girlfriend and I have just moved from Eugene to Florence and really enjoy members of the community. I am a new paramedic and I enjoy helping others.  I also work part time at Peace Harbor Hospital as an Emergency Room Technician.  I am looking forward to completing my critical care training this year and further advancing my patient care.

Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor

Paramedic

I am a new paramedic with WLAD and look forward to working with such incredible people and serving the community to the best of my ability. I am an avid reader and have a plethora of hobbies that vary from racing sailboats to cooking to snowboarding, however I particularly love traveling the world, whether on motorcycle or out of a small backpack.

George Lydick

George Lydick

EMT Intermediate, Retired, Part time

I grew up in Swisshome and went to school in Mapleton.  I spent three years in the Army, got married to a wonderful wife, we had a son and daughter, and have a grandson and granddaughter. I’m the CPR and first aid coordinator for Western Lane Ambulance District, and have been with the Mapleton Fire Dept for 30 years.

Elizabeth Bush-Iabichello (Liz)

Elizabeth Bush-Iabichello (Liz)

EMT Intermediate, Part time

I enjoy being an EMT-I and being available to come in and help out when you need someone and volunteering in our community.

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