Dave Knapp has resigned as executive director of the South Lorain County Ambulance District.
The decision came when Knapp accepted a position with another company, according to SLCAD board director Robert Holmes, who declined to comment on what company or position. A press release stated the position is in a “different industry.”
Knapp submitted his resignation letter May 24 and his last day of work at SCLAD was May 31.
Supervisors Fred Swanson and Amy Kiley will assume the former director’s responsibilities until a replacement is found.
“We’re holding on to the two supervisors and looking in to what we want to do,” said Holmes. “That could mean going outside the box or hiring from within. Dave got a better job offer, so why not? We are all excited for Dave and wish him the best.”
During his time at SLCAD, Knapp worked to teach public CPR classes, helped update life-saving equipment used by paramedics, spoke passionately about stemming the tide of heroin overdoses, talked to Wellington students about the dangers of impaired driving, and helped organize mock disaster training exercises at the Lorain County Fairgrounds. He also pushed for the new facility, completed last summer, for veterans and EMTs at the fair.
The ambulance district has provided emergency services since 1977 and covers Wellington village and township, Rochester village and township, Brighton Township, Penfield Township, and Huntington Township.
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