LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Newly sworn-in Emergency Medical Technicians have a new director.

Jody Meiman was sworn in this morning as director of Louisville Metro Emergency Services. The city's medical and ambulance response, the Emergency Management Agency and MetroSafe -- the 911 and 311 call centers -- will report to Meiman.

That includes the 14 EMT's sworn in this morning. Seven additional graduates will be 911 call-takers or dispatchers.

"Hard, intense training, test-taking, hands-on practical skills, where they're actually doing ride-a-longs as an emergency medical technician...they're sitting with the dispatchers, sitting with the call-takers, and they're actually being able to do the job, and they successfully have to perform that in able to get signed off in order to be able to graduate," said Meiman.

Meiman has served as Deputy Director for Louisville Metro Emergency Services and is a retired Battalion chief with Louisville Fire and Rescue.

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