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Paul Breaux, MPA, PhD, LP

Paul Breaux, MPA, PhD, LP, has a doctorate in Leadership Studies and conducts research in EMS, firefighting, law enforcement and military leadership. He is in his 11th year as a volunteer paramedic for Bandera County, TX, EMS. His full-time job is in applied research and development with Southwest Research Institute.

Ambulance 5 responds to a major vehicle accident. Its crew is Ben, a paramedic; Randy, who is driving; and Cindy, an Intermediate EMT assisting Ben in the back. On their way to the scene, Ben asks…
Ambulance 2 responds to a traffic accident at an important intersection in its community. Two vehicles are involved. The ambulance team consists of Travis, the driver, up front and Sue, an EMT-…
Jim and Tom, in Ambulance 5, are dispatched by the sheriff’s department to the scene of an auto accident along with the Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Jim is driving and Tom is the crew…
Janice moved quickly up the ranks of her EMS organization to become director of the county EMS organization, thanks to her demonstrated high-quality leadership. Even as an ambulance crew chief, she…
Ben was hired as director of the Rain Tree EMS organization six months ago and is doing his best to improve EMS operations and patient care for the county. Things are still not improving, so he has…
A new EMS organization was just becoming established in the city of Bright Star when Ben was hired as the EMS director. With 8 years' experience as an EMS director, his first priority after setting…
Robin Steward, Mountain Laurel County EMS Director, recently learned from the county commissioners that one of the major towns in the county has terminated its contract with a national EMS…
Ben had just been hired to take over as EMS director for Red Hawk County. Before assuming the position, he was told that the organization was receiving consistent complaints about response time,…
This is the seventh in a series of columns on EMS leadership. Dr. Breaux will cover leadership applications such as behavioral, managerial, situational, path-goal, leader-member exchange, full-range…
This is the sixth in a series of columns on EMS leadership. Each month, Dr. Breaux will cover leadership applications such as behavioral, managerial, situational, path-goal, leader-member exchange,…
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