Tom Baldwin

Vice President of Safety
Global Medical Response (GMR)

Tom Baldwin is Vice President of Safety for Global Medical Response (GMR), a leading medical response provider with more than 38,000 employees, Global Medical Response teams deliver compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services around the world. They provide end-to-end medical transportation as well as fire services, integrated healthcare solutions and disaster response.

Mr. Baldwin leads a 37-person professional safety team that supports 7,000 ground ambulances, 450 air medical aircraft and 150 fire apparatus. He has been a leader of GMR’s national COVID-19 response, responsible for the safety of the company’s 38,000 employees—including critical, frontline first responders and call-center personnel—as well as the development of augmented safety protocols in the wake of the virus. Baldwin became a paramedic in 1991, and has worked in the fire service, law enforcement and air and ground EMS communities. After serving in leadership roles in the air medical field, he transitioned to safety in 2004. He is active in the air medical safety community as the chair of the AAMS safety committee and as a faculty instructor at the AAMS Safety Management Training Academy. He speaks nationally on a variety of topics, including safety culture, safety management systems (SMS), and just culture.

Baldwin received his paramedic education at Creighton University and holds a B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership, an MBA in Healthcare, and a professional certificate in Aviation Safety and Security from the University of Southern California.

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