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PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDListening to the “last call” at her console, Dianne Huber, reflects on her 29 years as a dispatcher for Eastern PA MedCom. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDListening to the “last call” at her console, Dianne Huber, reflects on her 29 years as a dispatcher for Eastern PA MedCom. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Fellow dispatchers Vicki Shannon, Tracy Boyer and Ben Brown gather with Dianne Huber (second from left) for heartfelt goodbyes. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Fellow dispatchers Vicki Shannon, Tracy Boyer and Ben Brown gather with Dianne Huber (second from left) for heartfelt goodbyes. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Eastern PA Emergency Medical Service Council Board of Directors were on hand for Dianne Huber’s last day on MedCom radio. Taking part are Christopher Confalone, Jason Smith, Rachel Mendez, April Zehr, Huber, John Kloss, Joseph Solderich, Larry Helwig and Robert Kemef. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Eastern PA Emergency Medical Service Council Board of Directors were on hand for Dianne Huber’s last day on MedCom radio. Taking part are Christopher Confalone, Jason Smith, Rachel Mendez, April Zehr, Huber, John Kloss, Joseph Solderich, Larry Helwig and Robert Kemef. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Representing some of the emergency medical service units that rely on MedCom for mobile to hospital communications include Anne Bodie, paramedic and Jason Nichols, emergency medical technician with Northern Valley Ambulance; Ed Boyle, paramedic and Austin Carpenter, emergency medical technician with Cetronia Ambulance Corps; Dianne Huber; Jeff Knopf, paramedic and Monica Nelson, emergency medical Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Representing some of the emergency medical service units that rely on MedCom for mobile to hospital communications include Anne Bodie, paramedic and Jason Nichols, emergency medical technician with Northern Valley Ambulance; Ed Boyle, paramedic and Austin Carpenter, emergency medical technician with Cetronia Ambulance Corps; Dianne Huber; Jeff Knopf, paramedic and Monica Nelson, emergency medical Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
PRESS PHOTOS COURTESY KEVIN HUBERDianne Huber was presented with this clock and plaque for her 29 years of service with Eastern PA MedCom, a communication agency that provides direct contact between emergency medical service personnel in the field and local hospital emergency rooms. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTOS COURTESY KEVIN HUBERDianne Huber was presented with this clock and plaque for her 29 years of service with Eastern PA MedCom, a communication agency that provides direct contact between emergency medical service personnel in the field and local hospital emergency rooms. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
PRESS PHOTOS COURTESY KEVIN HUBERDianne Huber was driven to her home in Germansville by Christopher Confalone, emergency preparedness coordinator with Eastern PA EMS Council, in one the council’s vehicles. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTOS COURTESY KEVIN HUBERDianne Huber was driven to her home in Germansville by Christopher Confalone, emergency preparedness coordinator with Eastern PA EMS Council, in one the council’s vehicles. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, presents Dianne Huber with a citation from the state House of Representatives. Story and additional photos on page A2. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, presents Dianne Huber with a citation from the state House of Representatives. Story and additional photos on page A2. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography

Dianne Huber retires after 29 years with Eastern PA MedCom

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

On June 19, Dianne Huber retired as a dispatcher for Eastern PA MedCom, a communication agency that provides direct contact between emergency medical service personnel in the field with regional emergency rooms at hospitals.

Retiring exactly 29 years from her start date, Huber was an integral part of the system as it grew in importance to emergency medical service providers in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties.

Huber was surprised when her colleagues, board members of the Eastern PA EMS Council and ambulance crews from throughout the covered region arrived at the MedCom facility along Kernsville Road, North Whitehall, to bid her farewell.

She was driven to her home in Germansville by Christopher Confalone, emergency preparedness coordinator, and ambulances from Cetronia, Northern Valley, Macungie, Boyertown and Southern Berks EMS, Shillington were her escorts.