Positive Medical Transport, formerly Positive Mobility, was founded in 2006 by Ron Layne. The company started as one non-medical transport van. As Positive Mobility became more involved in the community, the outstanding need for a local ambulance provider in Highlands County became apparent.
The company put its first ambulance in service just 22 months after inception. The superior care provided by Positive Mobility to patients in the heartland helped to quickly grow the company. Our team continued to provide outstanding BLS service until March of 2009, when PMT officially began offering Advanced Life Support Transport, and changed its name to Positive Medical Transport. Today, PMT proudly serves Central Florida as the ONLY locally owned and operated transport company.
About Our Team
Ron Layne – Founder
Ron has been involved in both street and senior level public safety administration since 1976. His 33 year tenure has involved service in EMS, Law Enforcement, and as a volunteer firefighter.
Robert Layne – General Manager
Robert Layne has been the General Manager of Positive Medical Transport since its inception. He supervises all aspects of the company. Robert graduated high school in 2001 from Richmond Indiana. He continued his education and became an EMT in 2009. Shortly after, Robert then became a Florida licensed Paramedic, ACLS, PALS, Critical Care and CPR Instructor in 2010.
Kim Bagford – Office Manager and Executive Director of Finance
Kim Bagford has been the Office Manager of PMT since May of 2008. She has 30 prior years of bookkeeping and payroll experience. Kim additionally performs the role of Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, as well as maintaining the accounts receivable, accounts payable.
Christopher Sartin – Operations Manager
Chris graduated from Fortis College in 2011 as Paramedic and soon after obtained his Florida Paramedic license. Chris joined the PMT family in January 2013 as a Paramedic at our Lakeland station. In 2013, Chris obtained the company’s 60-hour Critical Care training, which allows him to work as a Critical Care Paramedic. In 2015, Chris was promoted to supervisor of our Lakeland station. Shortly after, he became certified as an AHA Instructor of ACLS, PALS & BLS. Since 2016, Chris has become our Operations Manager, overseeing PMT’s 150 employee’s, 6 counties of service and a fleet of over 70 BLS & ALS ambulance and para-transit vehicles company-wide.
Larry Factor – Marketing Supervisor
Larry Factor has over 27 years experience as a Paramedic, resulting in an in depth understanding of the needs of our patients. He can often be seen at our contracted facilities ensuring our customers are 100% satisfied with PMT service. Larry also serves as a Lieutenant for Hardee County Fire Rescue.
Paul Baugher – Polk County ALS Supervisor
Paul is a combat veteran with 8 years of service with the Army. He has been a Paramedic for 9 years with 4 years of 911 experience. Paul started with us in 2014 where he has worked in all our service areas. He was recently promoted to Polk County ALS Supervisor in 2016 where he is continuing to stand strong with our community and employees.
Martyn Twidle – Polk County BLS Supervisor
Martyn has been an EMT for 6 years now. He is also an American Heart Association BLS instructor. He has recently been promoted to Polk County BLS Supervisor where he continues to help our community in patient care.
Kelli Delaney – Training Coordinator
Kelli began her journey with the PMT family in 2009 where she worked her way up. After beginning the company as a wheelchair driver she moved up to becoming a Paramedic in 2012. After working in the field for 4 years, Kelli recently became our training coordinator where she is AHA certified in CPR, BLS, ACLS, and is now an EVOC instructor. Kelli prepares our new and current employees with the continued training that is needed to better serve our community’s needs.
Faith Moses – Human Resource Specialist
After moving from New York, Faith joined our PMT family in 2016 as our Human Resource Specialist. She is also AHA CPR certified. Faith oversees our growing PMT family and helps with every day office duties.
Brandy Layne – Dispatch Supervisor
Brandy Layne started at Positive Medical Transport in 2006 as dispatcher/driver. In 2009, she began additional training at an EMT school South Florida State College in 2009, graduating in 2010. In her transition from driver to Dispatch Supervisor, Brandy has done about everything here at Positive Medical Transport. Alongside her role as Dispatch Supervisor, she also handles billing and accounts receivable.
Samantha Holmes – Day Dispatch and Scheduling Coordinator
Samantha joined the team at PMT in 2012. Along with being a dispatcher, she also handles the scheduling for Highlands, Hendry and Okeechobee County as well as PMT’s website. Samantha is CPR, First Responder, First Aid Certified and has her EVOC.