Penn College Selects Paramedic and Prehospital Medicine Program Director | Education

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania College of Technology Paramedic and Prehospital Medicine Program has appointed a director.

Brady L. Breon will oversee the college’s Bachelor of Pre-Hospital Medicine, Associate’s Degree in Allied Health Science, and Certificate in Allied Health Practice.

Breon was an assistant professor in the college’s prehospital and paramedic program, having joined the faculty in 2005. He has also served as a paramedic/prehospital supervisor for Susquehanna Health (now UPMC Williamsport), a flight physician for Geisinger Health System’s Life Flight, a emergency medical services operations director for Jersey Shore Area EMS and paramedic for Loyalsock Volunteer Fire Co. and Lock Haven Hospital.

He has over 27 years of experience as an administrative/line officer in the volunteer fire department and spent 15 years as a volunteer fire chief. He coordinated the start-up of a basic ambulance service in Waterville and served on the board of Jersey Shore Area EMS.

He has served as a reviewer of Emergency Medical Technician manuals for Elsevier Mosby publishers and has taught EMT and Emergency Services courses for Lycoming County and for regional providers, as well as First Aid Instruction. relief to Little League personnel in the Greater Susquehanna Valley.

Among his accolades, he was named EMS Instructor of the Year by Lycoming County in 2008, and in 2005 he received Paramedic of the Year honors from three organizations: the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council, Lycoming County ; Susquehanna Health; and the Waterville Volunteer Fire Co., which honored him with the Firefighter of the Year award four times.

Breon holds a certificate from the Williamsport Hospital Paramedic Training Program (which spawned Penn College’s Pre-Hospital and Paramedic Program), an Associate’s Degree in Paramedic from Penn College, a Bachelor of Arts of Health from St. Francis University and a Masters in Health Services Administration, also from St. Francis University.

“Brady brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the allied health/prehospital profession to be well-suited for the role of director,” said Sandra L. Richmond, Dean of Nursing and Health. “His leadership will help ensure that the Penn College paramedic program continues to provide an exceptional educational experience, preparing future paramedics to serve in our community.”

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