November 12, 2019

"What's Up With... Our Asset Manager?"

In this week’s “What’s Up With...?" we spoke with our Asset Manager, Seth Breaux, for updates about his role in facilitating Louisiana Rural Ambulance Alliance assets. LRAA houses several assets throughout the state of Louisiana and we took a moment to learn how Seth balances it all. 

  • 1. Describe your day-to-day role.

Describing my day to day role is a little challenging because my days can vary so much. One day I might be in my office catching up on my normal office duties or asset work and tracking and the next day I may be traveling the state for meetings or site visits. Other days consist of a combination of it all, which is one of my favorite things about my job -- everyday isn’t the same.

  • 2. What is the biggest project that you're working on?

The biggest project I’m currently working on is probably finishing the setup of our pCom trailers and deciding what is going to happen with some of our older trailers. Our pCom trailers allow for portable satellite communication when we need it. Other than that, I am also putting together a periodic task checklist, making new plans for assets regarding our surge response and planning our company Christmas party.  

  • 3. How does your role connect and collaborate with other staff members, board and providers?

I communicate with staff, board and providers on multiple levels. I communicate with staff on a daily basis; sometimes it’s for support, sometimes it’s regarding the HHS grant I oversee, sometimes it’s for something else. I truly enjoy working with my fellow staff members. We make a great team! I communicate with board members as well. Sometimes it’s for general updates and other times it’s for specific projects we are working on or for things they may be requesting. Having established relationships with our providers, I always communicate with them on a personal yet professional level. Our providers are key to what I do as Asset Manager. Some of our providers actually house and assist in maintaining some of our assets voluntarily. Throughout the year I travel around the state doing site visits with our providers who have our assets. I always enjoy working with our providers, board and staff.

  • 4. What are you most looking forward to in the coming months?

I am most looking forward to the completion and move in of our new facility in St. Gabriel. It has been a long time coming and a great learning process throughout. We will have much more space and will be able to truly be self-sufficient out of this new, one of a kind facility. I am both excited and honored to be a part of the growth within the Alliance. I also look forward to the upcoming asset projects I am planning for our emergency responses. 

  • 5. Is there anything additional that you’d like to share?

As I previously stated, I am both excited and honored to be a part of the growth within the Alliance. I am proud to be a part of an organization that is constantly helping so many others. We proudly represent and speak with one unified voice for all of EMS. Having already been a volunteer in my local rural fire & rescue department, it brings me great pride to do the work I do and knowing everything the Alliance does for all of EMS. It is also amazing to have the trust and empowerment instilled in me by Donna (CEO). You can ask anyone I talk to, including Donna, I always say, “even on my worst days I still look forward to work.” It’s reassuring to have a leader like Donna, as well as others, who lead by example. Service is a calling that not everyone has but I am privileged to work with so many that do.

About the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance

The Louisiana Ambulance Alliance (LAA) is a diverse group of EMS providers who promote emergency medical transport as a distinct concern in Louisiana; serve as a forum for a unified voice for healthcare providers, public officials, healthcare workers, educators and consumers working to improve emergency medical transport in Louisiana; provide a forum for the exchange and distribution of ideas and information related to the improvement of emergency medical transport; serve as an advocate for emergency medical transport, promoting improved health status and improvements to the health system for residents of Louisiana; and encourage the development of appropriate health resources for Louisiana.  

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