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Christopher A. Johnson
Emergency Medical Services
Title: EMS Lieutenant
Commander, Platoon IV
Field Operations, Operations Branch
Emergency Medical Services Division
Lieutenant Christopher A. Johnson, NRP was appointed to the New Castle County Emergency Medical Service in 2002 while attending the Delaware Technical and Community College Paramedic Program as a Paramedic Candidate, where he completed his studies and received the Paramedic Program Outstanding Graduate award. He completed the field certification and was certified as a Delaware paramedic in November that same year.
Lt. Johnson has held assignments in Field Operations on Medic 1 (City of Wilmington), Medic 4 (Brandywine Hundred), Medic 2 (New Castle) and Medic 3 (Newark). He served as a Field Training Officer (FTO) until his promotion to Paramedic Sergeant in July 2013.
Lt. Johnson is a member of the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company of Newark where he held the position of Deputy Chief of EMS. He was a member of the University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit (UDECU), where he served in various roles including Coordinator of the student-run organization.
Lt. Johnson holds an Associate Degree in Paramedic Technology from Delaware Technical and Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Delaware, and is completing the requirements for a Master of Science degree in Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership at Wilmington University. Lt. Johnson is a graduate of the West Point Command and Leadership Academy sponsored by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, where he was the first non-law enforcement graduate to receive the Chief Harry Wilde Academic Achievement Award for the New Castle County cohort.
Lt. Johnson has received several official awards and commendations, including a Distinguished Unit Citation, a Lifesaving Award, and several Pre-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest Save Citations. He was also designated by the Kiwanis Club of Wilmington as the "Paramedic of the Quarter" for the third quarter of 2012.
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