Olbur named director of emergency medical services at LVMS


            Brett Olbur, a 17-year veteran of the emergency medical profession, has been hired as the new director of emergency medical services at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, general manager Chris Powell announced Wednesday.

            ¿Brett brings a tremendous amount of experience to our medical staff,¿ Powell said. ¿With the incredible volume of racing activity that goes on at the speedway, this is a position of supreme importance.  We feel very confident, that under Brett¿s guidance, guests and competitors at the speedway will be in good hands.¿

            Olbur¿s responsibilities will include the daily management of the speedway¿s infield care center, scheduling of safety and rescue vehicles for all on-track events, working with all sanctioning bodies who hold events at LVMS and the supervision of all members of the speedway¿s fire and safety team. Olbur will work closely with track physician Dr. Dale Carrison during all events.

¿I am really looking forward to this opportunity,¿ Olbur said. ¿Racing is something I have always had a strong interest in, and now I have an opportunity to be a part of the sport at the best facility in the country. I know the incredible responsibility that comes with this position, but it is a challenge that I¿m ready for.¿

Olbur has spent the past year as the senior paramedic and field training officer for Southwest Ambulance. Prior to joining Southwest, Olbur spent seven years as a paramedic for American Medical Response (AMR) and three years as an emergency room technician at University Medical Center.

Olber, 41, is a 1980 graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.