As Director of Operations, Diane Lane oversees all aspects of ambulance service for Fremont County’s 9-1-1 and interfacility transport services. Lane has worked in EMS in the Fremont County for 13 years and served in leadership for more than a decade.
Over a 13-year career in EMS in Fremont County, Lane advanced quickly in leadership. Lane received her EMT-Basic certification in 2009 and immediately began working on an ambulance in Fremont County with the county-owned service. In 2012, she advanced her certification to become and EMT-Intermediate, a clinical certification that she maintains today. In Wyoming, the EMT-Intermediate scope of practice allows the ambulance to be upgraded to an advanced life support (ALS) level care. At that same time, she was also promoted to lieutenant supervising 25 field-level EMS crew members.
In 2014, Lane was promoted to division supervisor for Fremont County Ambulance overseeing the full emergency and nonemergency ambulance operations. When the county entered a public-private partnership for ambulance service in 2016, she transitioned to the selected county contractor and continued to lead the Fremont County ambulance service building relationships with county leadership and overseeing operations to maintain performance.
In July 2021, she joined the Frontier Ambulance team as operations manager leading the transition of the new EMS system. Lane has assisted with hiring and training initiatives that have stabilized local EMS staffing. Lane and the Frontier Ambulance team instituted free training programs to community members to receive an emergency medical responder (EMR) certification extending the reach of EMS by enhancing first responder capabilities. The company will soon begin offering an EMT-Basic course in the county in the coming months.
Lane has been an American Heart Association BLS Instructor for six years. She has worked closely with the AHA and its Mission: Lifeline standards to increase recognition of STEMI heart attacks in the field, as well as to set guidelines for applying 12-lead ECGs and activating STEMI alerts to local hospitals in advance of incoming ambulances.
Lane has lived in Western Wyoming for nearly 15 years. She currently resides in Fremont County with her husband, and her children and grandchildren continue to live in Fremont County.