Media Reports Confirm Bryan Gibson’s
Pattern Of Possible Lies and Dirty Deals.
It’s No Wonder Ambulance Executive Bryan Gibson Is Named After A Guitar...
He Plays Communities Then Leaves Them Standing On A Corner.
*Fool’s Gold: Bryan Gibson is at it again. After abruptly closing emergency medical transport operations in six states and putting hundreds of people out of work, Bryan Gibson is now setting up shop in new locations in Tennessee and Alabama. And he’s stealing employees from other EMT operations. Do those employees know how Gibson folded his tent and left scores of families without jobs and towns in six states scrambling to restore ambulance service.
First Med CEO Talks, Employees Call His Bluff March 11, 2014 In a 9 On Your Side Investigation - sources told WNCT it was always Gibson's intentions to run First Med into the ground. “When he started telling us to fly first class and to upgrade our hotels, yea that was a red flag.” Gary Poirier is a former First Med executive. He joined the company in 2009 and says when Gibson fired him, the company was in good shape. “There was a 70 million dollar swing to the positive.” http://www.wnct.com/story/24948376/first-med-ceo-talks-employees-call-his-bluff
*You know him by many names: Why does ambulance executive Bryan Gibson use so many different company names, depending on where he is operating? Because when one goes belly-up like First Med EMS, which he served as CEO, he can hide the failures. This is not the kind of “shake, rattle and roll” we need in our community.
*It appears Bryan Gibson also owns and is the CEO of Shoals Ambulance in Alabama and Priority Ambulance in Tennessee. How long before he takes assets from these companies and leaves town just like he did with First Med? We don’t need an ambulance operator who is so quick to change his tune.
*Dead or Alive Sang “You Spin Me Right Round Baby, Right Round:” But there is no “spinning what Gibson did to First Med EMS. Brought in according to the company’s own propaganda to help with “expansion and acquisitions” – presumably because of successful, healthy operations – Gibson instead ran the company into the ground. He shut the doors without notice, or consideration to the communities the company served, or the employees that relied on it.
*The Grinch, But Worse: At least The Grinch felt remorseful, but not Gibson. First Med EMS shut its door after it ran out of cash, laying off so many employees right before the holidays. This is not the kind of conscientious partner we need in our community.
How First Med Stole The Holidays
Mass Layoff Ruins Christmas For EMTs And Their Communities December 10, 2013 ...It’s a sad state of affairs when an organization simply rolls down the shutter and locks its doors with no warning to its members. While I’d like to think there was some deliberation among senior leadership in the days and hours leading up to the decision, it certainly doesn’t seem like it. http://www.ems1.com/ambulances-emergency-vehicles/articles/1631183-How-First-Med-stole-the-holidays/
*They Failed. And Then They Quit On Families. All companies can have a hard time, some may even need to go through bankruptcy court. But Bryan Gibson’s First Med EMS didn’t even try. They just closed their doors stranding families at the worst time of the year.
*Political Animal: Lacking merit or an enviable track record of accomplishment, Gibson relies on playing the political game to get contracts and curry favor. With political contributions to candidates or timely donations to the pet causes of elected officials. Merit and saving lives not money and politicians who like it should be the yardstick for service. In Scottsdale, Arizona Gibson oversaw a disastrous $200,000+ independent campaign to install friendly councilmembers. He failed, and the company he used to work for was harshly criticized in local media.
*Traveling Man: Like many hucksters that travel from trick to trick in town to town, Gibson is now playing in other places he hasn’t yet failed. Like Alabama, Tennessee, Arizona and New York. Let’s hope these states aren’t the next ones to suffer from Gibson hitting the wrong chords, just as he has so far in Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Michigan.
Life Ambulance Files Bankruptcy Dec. 17, 2013 The owners of Life Ambulance officially filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Wednesday, five days after it closed several affiliated stations across seven states. Because of the proximity to Christmas, some connected to Life Ambulance stations are conducting an emergency toy drive among the EMS community to ensure people who lost their jobs can provide Christmas to their children. http://www.chillicothegazette.com/article/20131216/
*The Gibson Guitar is the wrong instrument for effective emergency services in our area. He spent a lot of time in Arizona, Gibson did, where The Eagles once famously sang about “standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.” It may not be in Winslow, but Gibson will surely play communities in Arizona, Alabama, and Tennessee like he has others, leaving us stuck and standing with little to show for it.