A Licensed Paramedic with immense rural experience. Past EMS Director of Spearman EMS. Instructor for EMT, AEMT, First Aid, CPR, ALCS/PALS plus other card classes. Active locally in the Panhandle Regional Advisory Council. Active at the state level in the Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council. Owner of a personal crop insurance business and successful businessman for numerous years. Justin has lived and worked in the rural and frontier areas of Texas his entire adult life. His innovative, forward thinking has brought the struggles of rural and frontier EMS to the attention of many. Graduated West Texas A&M University with a BBA in Management. Earned his EMT certification in 1998 and became a Licensed Paramedic in June of 1999. Justin Boyd is current President & CEO of North Plains Insurance Agency, Inc., an insurance agency specializing in crop insurance, located in Spearman, Texas. He is a licensed paramedic, with immense rural experience. Justin is an active member of the Panhandle Regional Advisory Council and the Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council.
Justin became the Administrator of Record for the local EMS Provider where he successfully helped develop and manage coordination of a Transfer Team Agreement between two Local EMS providers and the Local Level IV Trauma Center. It was in this capacity as Administrator that the Transfer Team became operationally successful, taking 100% of the inter-facility transfer patients for the Local Level IV Facility. In order to maintain such high success, Justin began instructing all levels of EMS Education in conjunction with the local Community College starting in 2006.
Justin was elected to the Panhandle Regional Advisory Council (RAC) Executive board in 2007. The Panhandle RAC’s Mission is to provide the infrastructure and leadership necessary to develop an inclusive emergency health care system within Trauma Service Area
He served as Chairman in 2012 -2014 & 2017-2019. During his tenure with the RAC, he has helped negotiate contracts with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) yearly as well as the Federal Preparedness Program along with the EMTF contracts for EMTF Region 1.
Justin applied for and was appointed to the Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) EMS Committee in 2011. He has served on the workgroup assigned to author the Pediatric Inter-Facility Transfer Guidelines Paper, helped EMS for Children set up a Pediatric Ambulance Recognition Program in the State with the Panhandle RAC area being the pilot region, helped bring the National Rural EMS conference to Texas in 2016, worked with TETAF to bring Educational Conferences to the Panhandle RAC area, and has traveled throughout the State with the EMS Committee of GETAC discussing the new DSHS EMS rules while receiving stakeholder input.