A community paramedicine group improving access and quality to healthcare while reducing response times by integrating part-time Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) into municipal 911 systems (EMS).
Benjamin Swig & Justin Dangel
Benjamin Swig (Co-Founder, COO)
Benjamin Swig is the co-founder and COO of Ready Responders. Ready Responders recruits, trains and equips part-time EMTs to improve the emergency response times and the efficiency of municipal EMS systems. He has been an EMT and Paramedic for 15 years and previously worked for New Orleans EMS in that capacity. In addition to pre-hospital care Benjamin has served as public health contractor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of the Surgeon General. There he supported the training and emergency response effort of the U.S. Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps and was presented with the Surgeon General’s Outstanding Achievement award for his service to the department. Benjamin is a graduate of Trinity College and holds and MPH and MBA from Tulane University.
Justin Dangel (Co-Founder, Executive Chairman)
Justin Dangel is the Founder of JED Investments, a vehicle that co-founds and invests in socially impactful businesses. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of both Ready Responders and Firefly Health. Ready Responders recruits, trains and equips part-time EMTs to improve the emergency response times and the efficiency of municipal EMS systems. Firefly Health provides efficient, digital primary care. He is also an investor and board member at Norton Point a company that makes Sunglasses and other products from recovered Ocean plastic.