According to the Beachcomber newspaper, Brigantine Fire Chief / Real Estate agent; Alan Weidner, recently announced the appointment of Dr. Ken Lavelle as Medical Director for the Brigantine Fire and EMS Department.
This announcement came as a surprise to many on the island: the Medical Director position was never publicly discussed by council or city management. Details on Dr. Lavelle’s compensation package should be forthcoming.
Dr. Lavelle is well known for his work with Narcan, which counteracts the effects of heroin and other opioids. This gives first responders valuable time to get overdose victims potentially life-saving care. Read More at NJ.com
ALSO: The three part-time fire-fighter positions currently in academy training could become full-time positions sometime later in 2015 if Mayor Guenther can push that through. Democrat council; McClay, Delucry & Piccardi may join hands with their Republican colleagues and could be OK with those additional full-time hires.