Ada County Paramedics Appoints New Deputy Chief

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Ada County Paramedics Chief Darby Weston stands with newly appointed Deputy Chief John Blake

BOISE, June 2, 2017 – Ada County Paramedics Chief Darby Weston promoted longtime Ada County Paramedics Battalion Chief John Blake to Deputy Chief, after an interview panel selected Blake for the role the end of May.

Weston said the impressive pool of internal interview applicants is a direct reflection of the excellence demonstrated by those who work for Ada County Paramedics.

“We convened a panel [May 30] to conduct the interview process,” Weston said. “At the conclusion of that process, it was the consensus of the panel to promote Battalion Chief John Blake to the position.”

Blake, who has worked for Ada County Paramedics since 1999, and who most recently served as a Battalion Chief for the agency, said he applied for the Deputy Chief position because he felt like it was right time in his career.

“I have a varied work history, including 17 years with Ada County Paramedics, that has put me in the position to positively impact our system partners and Ada County as a whole,” Blake said. “Given the caliber of people who applied for the job—the idea that I was selected, was honoring and very humbling for me.”

Blake will assume his new role June 11, when his predecessor, Steve Boyenger, who served in the position from 2013-2017 returns to work in the 911 system as a field paramedic.

“I have the utmost confidence John Blake will be an asset both to our community and to our organization as a whole while serving in his new role,” Weston said. “We’re excited to see what John’s expertise and talents will bring to the Ada County Paramedics leadership team.”



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