Area Operations Manager (Paramedic)
Dwain Longley is an area operations manager (paramedic) for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, with a specialist interest in major incident management, incident command and specialist operations. In addition to his primary role, he is an associate educator with the Trusts Command and Resilience Education Team and has been delivering courses related to resilience, command, and speciality command to a variety of commanders within his trust since October 2019. He has been a registered paramedic since 2010 and continues to practice as a clinician. He has been involved in several different leadership roles within the Trust since 2013 at both operational and tactical level and after spending some time as a national inter-agency liaison officer he currently operates as one of the Trust’s tactical commanders. During his time as a commander, he has attended several large scale and complex events, including planning and managing the 2018 Tour De Yorkshire Event, and other high-profile events across the region. He is currently a Doctoral Student with the Open University with his studies focusing on good practice relating to the ambulance services response to major incidents. This builds on both a previously completed MSc in Health Service Leadership (Sheffield Hallam) and a PGCE Educator in Practice (Hull). Outside of work he has volunteered with St John Ambulance since 2003, holding a variety of operational management positions and is the current regional president for the North East. He is currently serving his second term as a Councillor on Featherstone Town Council and is the current Deputy Mayor of the town. Having experienced loss both a parent and as a clinician he is also supportive of the work of the SANDS charity and those who have experienced infant or child death.
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