New EMS Chief Hired
By President Ron MacDonald III
June 30, 2021

A lifelong resident of Rhode Island, Melissa Davy began her EMS career in 1995 as a basic EMT, and shortly thereafter attended the Memorial Hospital of RI Program of Paramedicine. Upon obtaining her paramedic license in 1998, she began practicing with Alert Ambulance and Paramedic Systems, where she gained experience through interfacility transfers of critically ill and injured patients to Boston area hospitals, as well as 911 experience as a paramedic in the town of Bristol, RI. In 2002, Mrs. Davy became a member of South Kingstown EMS as a staff paramedic, and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2010. She also served as Interim EMS Director for a period of time.

She is a Nationally Registered Paramedic, licensed in both Rhode Island and Connecticut, as well as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor. In the spring of 2021, Mrs. Davy graduated summa cum laude from Columbia Southern University, earning a BS in EMS Administration. As EMS Chief of The Westerly Ambulance Corps, she will be focusing on fostering an environment of connection, collaboration, and commitment to providing exceptional care and emergency services to the community and surrounding areas. The Corps would like to thank Senior Supervisor Rachael Jones for taking on some of the duties and for doing a great job while the position was unfilled. Hiring for this position is an important and needed step to move the Corps forward, especially as we recover from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rapidly changing EMS environment.