A.J. Heightman is the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), based out of San Diego, California. Prior to joining the staff of JEMS, A.J. served for 17 years as Executive Director of the six-county Eastern Pennsylvania EMS region in Allentown, PA and then as Director of Operations for Cetronia Ambulance in Lehigh County. Throughout his career in Eastern PA, he also served as a paramedic and EMS command officer with the Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire Department and worked as a paramedic (part-time) for both the City of Allentown and Bethlehem EMS divisions.
A.J. is a graduate of Temple University and received his Master's Degree in Public Administration from Lehigh University. As a certified EMS and rescue instructor, he has served on the faculty of university EMS degree programs, community college emergency service training divisions, and fire academies. A.J. is well known for his work in the area of EMS management and mass casualty incident management.