2021 40 Under 40 | Jacob Grant | Oregon
40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession.
Director of Operations
Metro West Ambulance
Nominated by: Tom BeLusko
Jacob Grant is an effective hands-on leader with 17 years of EMS experience. As Director of Operations, he is dedicated to maintaining excellent customer service for the patients and communities served by Metro West Ambulance. In his role, Jacob is responsible for the growth and operations of various departments which include Ambulance, Non-Emergent Transport, Wheelchair, and Critical Care & specialty services. Jacob began his career as a volunteer EMT and learned his passion for EMS as a dedicated member of the Metro West Family of Companies. Daily Jacob is responsible for statistics involving call volume, performance measurements to maintain contract compliance for hospital/county contracts, and overall operational achievement. Being an experienced paramedic, combined with the skill set of being a dynamic manager, is a powerful set of tools in supporting the mission of EMS.
Reason for Nomination
During the historic period of the COVID-19 pandemic, EMS has been tested like no other time in American history. Traversing these challenges and opportunities takes skill, knowledge, experience, ability, drive, and determination and Jacob exhibits all of these qualities to a high degree. Mr. Grant has demonstrated tremendous commitment to his community’s healthcare by using his expertise to make a difference in the lives of people that need it the most. Metro West Ambulance is internally grateful for the leadership exhibited during these difficult times and Jacob should be commended for initiative and steady leadership.