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James O. Page
Birth: Aug. 7, 1936
Death: Sep. 4, 2004, USA

Publisher, Author, Attorney and Dean of Modern Emergency Medical Response. He is best remembered for championing the development of improved emergency medical and fire services throughout North America. His emergency service career spanned 55 years. He initially worked as an "ambulance attendant" for $1.00 an hour. In 1957, he joined the City of Monterey Park (Calif.) Fire Department. In 1959 he moved to the Los Angeles County Fire Department where he advanced to the rank of Battalion Chief. While with the department, he completed law school education and became a licensed attorney in 1971. In 1971, Page was assigned by his department to coordinate the countywide implementation of one of the country's first paramedic rescue services. At the same time, he served as technical consultant and writer for the television series, "Emergency." In 1973, he accepted the new position of Chief of EMS for the State of North Carolina. In 1976, he was selected as executive director of the nonprofit ACT (Advanced Coronary Treatment) Foundation. In 1979, he founded JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services) and turned it into one of the world's most respected sources of information for emergency services. In 1984, Page returned to California as Chief of the City of Monterey Park Fire Department. Over the years, Page published five books, wrote more than 400 magazine articles and presented hundreds of public speeches. In 1995, the International Association of Fire Chiefs honored him by creating the annual "James O. Page Award of Excellence." In 2000, he was recognized by Fire Chief Magazine as one of the 20 most influential fire chiefs of the 20th century. In December 2001, he retired for JEMS Communications and was given the title of Publisher Emeritus. Page was also a partner in the law firm Page, Wolfberg and Wirth, with offices in California and Pennsylvania. (bio by: David M. Habben) 
 
Burial:
Eternal Hills Memorial Park
Oceanside
San Diego County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 04, 2004
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James O. Page
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James O. Page
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