I enjoyed the article about Wayne Stevens. I have a lot of fond memories over the years of working with Wayne on various projects. He is truly a credit to the emergency services. I am writing to amplify certain aspects of his career, of which a lot of people might not be aware.
Emergency medical providers in the Elburn Herald area answer to an entity concerning medical care issues. That entity is called Southern Fox Valley Emergency Medical System based out of Delnor Hospital.
Wayne has been an integral part of that system for years. I cannot remember him holding an official leadership position with the system; he might at some point have. But Wayne has provided significant informal leadership and influences over the system and their policies for years. In lots of organizations, there are those people that just make the organization work, and that was Wayne. For years, he was instrumental in making Southern Fox an effective system. He has been a big part in keeping the system current and progressive. I share this information for a reason.
While it is true that the people served by the Elburn Fire Protection District should be very thankful for his service, so should others. Because of Wayneâ€™s involvement in the system, and his constant desire to improve emergency medical care by all providers in the Southern Fox System, other people in our area, served by other agencies have received the benefits of his efforts. Wayne probably does not realize himself the impact that he has had on providers throughout the area.
Congratulations on your retirement, old friend. A good job, well done.
William T. King, Jr.