Maricopa Ambulance announced today that Paul Honeywell joins the company as training and clinical manager. Honeywell most recently served as the EMS coordinator for the Peoria Fire Department managing the certification courses, continuing education training programs and EMS skills competency.
“Maricopa Ambulance is continually looking at ways that we can provide more, better training to our EMTs and paramedics,” said West Regional President Alan Smith. “Paul’s skillset and demonstrated dedication will ensure that every Maricopa Ambulance EMS professional is prepared with the advanced skills, latest clinical protocols and knowledge to provide the best care to every patient.”
As training and clinical manager, Honeywell will provide development and team leadership to Maricopa Ambulance’s educational programs and curricula in accordance with current Arizona Department of Health Services standards and National EMS Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines.
Honeywell believes in the importance of mentorship and hands-on observation and counsel. Encouraging direct interactions with crews through oversight and development of the field training officer will reinforce skills and ensure progress toward clinical competency.
“I have been a prehospital care provider for more than half my life, and I still enjoy helping people in their hour of need, “ said Honeywell. “My passion extends to the classroom where I feel I can make the greatest difference in patient care. I add a ‘teaching moment’ to almost every conversation. This may be as simple as a conversation about a new study or as in-depth as a five-minute lesson on a needed competency.”
In 2016, Honeywell began working as the EMS Director for Peoria Fire Department. Prior to that, he was the Director of Field Training for Southwest Ambulance for more than a decade. At the company, he developed the first hybrid paramedic program in Arizona and directed the educational and quality assurance programs.
Additionally, Honeywell has been involved in many aspects of EMS education in the Valley, including as an accredited EMS instructor at Northern Arizona Healthcare and as an adjunct faculty member at Paradise Valley Community College. He received the Arizona Association of EMS Educator of the Year award in 2003.
Honeywell began his career spending 15 years as a senior firefighter, paramedic and hazmat leader at the Vancouver Fire Department in Washington. During his time there, he developed and led the first paramedic academy in Southwest Washington.
From 2014 to 2019, he has worked as a contractor with the Burning Man music festival providing EMS coverage. He has advanced from paramedic quick response vehicle volunteer to Deputy Chief of EMS Operations and Director Field Care Providers in 2019.
Honeywell has been a licensed paramedic for more than 25 years and currently holds teaching certifications in ACLS, PALS, PHTLS and CPR. He begins his role at Maricopa Ambulance on September 16.