Tri-Community South EMS Welcomes New Chief
Mr. Matek has been in emergency services for more than 35 years as a paramedic and firefighter. His career started in Harlem and New York City before moving west to the Chicago Fire Department, and later to Minnesota.
"Throughout my career, I have been involved in several areas of public safety, from municipal, hospital and fire-based EMS, to local and federal service with the Department of Natural Resources," Mr. Matek stated.
"Along with teaching both EMS and fire programs, I was in Minnesota's inaugural class of community paramedics (CP) and have been involved as a CP at the local and state level for over a decade."
Mr. Matek says he and his family are looking forward to getting to know the South Hills community.
"People here have been very friendly and genuine. I really appreciate that," Mr. Matek said.