EMS organizations and efforts require strong attentive leaders for successful progressive operations and transitions. Regionally recognized EMS Leader, EMTS NY Principal Peter Brodie has guided the transformation of the Duanesburg Volunteer Ambulance Corps from a basic life support agency experiencing significant challenges to a well-respected organization offering county-wide training exercises, enhancing the care provided by the BLS organization, strengthening and clarifying the advanced life support intercept programs, expanding the utilization and understanding of helicopter EMS and increasing recognition and respect for rural EMS.