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Tri-Community South EMS Welcomes New Chief

Tri-Community South EMS has a new leader. Chris Matek was named the new EMS chief and started his first day in the new role at the end of October 2021. 

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.