By First Responder Network Authority
Before joining the FirstNet Authority as the EMS subject matter expert, Jon Olson spent 31 years working in EMS in Raleigh, North Carolina. He chose a career in public safety after seeing his father serve as a volunteer firefighter and one of the nation’s first EMTs.
He started as a paramedic and worked his way up to deputy director before retiring in 2021. He was also involved the fire service and has worked at the local emergency operations center and state incident management team.