Division Commander, Operations
Ed Tydings

I began my career in EMS with a transfer service back in 1994, and in 1997 I came to Williamson County EMS.  I have had an exciting career, branching into Emergency Management while remaining on the ambulance.  I have had the privilege of serving people throughout the state of Texas by deploying as a member of our Incident Management Teams to several major hurricanes, floods, and fires.  I am also one of the founding members of our Honor Guard.

I grew up in Western NY, and I still return to see my family several times a year.  I moved to Texas in 1991 when I enlisted in the United States Army.  I spent two years on an M1A1 tank at Ft. Hood, and one additional year as an artillery crewman.  While employed with WCEMS, I was able to graduate from the University of Texas with a BS in Zoology.  My wife Carmen also graduated from UT, and we are both avid supporters of all things Longhorn!!  We have two active boys, and I coach both of them in soccer and baseball.  I am active in several service organizations, and as my boys grow I hope to be able to pass along my passion to serve.

I truly believe that EMS is a vocation.  We are called to serve our neighbors in their time of need, and that is one of the greatest things a person can do.  I believe that my job is to work with our Clinical Practice Division to design, implement, and maintain efficient practices that allow our paramedics to provide outstanding clinical and customer service.