The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division is under the direction of the Chief of EMS, Nathan A Tabor.
The Division provides direct and logistical support to the Operations Division in all issues regarding EMS. The Chief of EMS
provides for the oversight of the daily execution of duties required by the EMS staff. This includes the direct oversight of
the EMS Operations Budget, the administration of all quality assurance and improvement programs, management and oversight of
the medical patient care report system and continuous supervision of the overall management of policies, procedures and
guidelines as coordinated with the fire department medical director.
Chief Tabor continues a public service tradition to the citizens of Shreveport following his grandfather Chief Floyd Tabor,
a career Shreveport Fire Department member for 36 years, together contributing a current combined service time of 63 years.
Chief Tabor began his career under the Chief Dallas Green administration in 1984 and progressed through the operations division
as Firefighter, Fire Medic Driver /Paramedic and Fire Engineer. Chief Tabor became a Certified National Registered EMT-Paramedic
in 1991. Tabor received his Associate Degree in Paramedic and also his Bachelors in Organizational Management. Tabor’s love of
the EMS field has molded his public service career as a dedicated EMS Professional. He entered the EMS Office as an EMS Officer,
promoted to Assistant Chief of EMS and now serves as Chief of EMS.
Chief Tabor serves on multiple committees. He currently serves on the Homeland Security MMRS board, OHSEP Emergency Planning
Committee, participates as a PEER reviewer for the FEMA Firefighter SAFER grant. He has received Awards for Meritorious Service
for Outstanding Performance and the EMS Officer of the Year Award. He is a member of the IAFF and the IAFC and is a Pro Board
Certified Health and Safety Officer and Incident Safety Officer.