A Change in Leadership

Posted by on Oct 18, 2020

A Change in Leadership

Steven Cohen has spent 40 years in EMS as a provider, educator, presenter, podcaster, leader, and for the last 19 years the Chief at Cary Area EMS. Cary Area EMS provided the opportunity for Steven to grow as a leader and provider working with some of the best EMT, AEMTS, and Paramedics. The programs that Steven created and that are still going strong at Cary Area EMS are the Free Flu Clinic and Citizens’ Academy.

Steven has moved across the United States to Washington State for a new adventure in Whatcom County as an EMS Training Specialist. Whatcom County is 90 miles north of Seattle and 50 miles from the Canadian border. Steven will be involved in many different facets of EMS training, education, program management, and Quality Improvement. 

Cohen receives lifetime membership in October 2020.

A longtime member of Cary Area EMS, Marion Houle, has been appointed as the Chief. Houle moved to NC in January of 1991 and has served Cary Area EMS for 29 years, first as a volunteer EMT and most recently as a Division Chief. Marion was born and raised in a small town two hours north of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. At the age of 17 he embarked on a journey to the US and settled in South Florida and started working in construction.

Houle named Chief in October 2020.

He joined, at the time Cary Rescue Squad, as a volunteer after moving to NC. His passion for helping others has always been evident and his commitment to Cary and the citizens exceptional. We are fortunate to have someone with Marion’s dedication and experience ready to step in and take the helm of leading Cary Area EMS. Marion and his wife Mellanie have four children. He enjoys reading, cycling, playing hockey, CrossFit, camping, learning English along the way, and spending time with his family.