Joseph D. Lane
President/CEO – Lane LifeTRANS
Joseph D. Lane serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lane LifeTRANS. Heis a 1970 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School, after which he attended Adrian College where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Following graduation from college, he attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, and, following completion of his Mortuary Science Degree, returned home to the family business. Mr. Lane went on to receive his Juris Doctor Degree from the Akron University School of Law.
While in college, he became an EMT and went on to become an instructor for the State of Ohio, providing emergency medical technicians training at many local fire departments, vocational schools and ambulance companies over the years. In the 1970s, seeing that the Mahoning Valley was not able to provide paramedic level pre-hospital care, Mr. Lane, who was managing the ambulance division of Lane Funeral Homes, sent several staff members to paramedic school. During this time, he also attended and graduated from paramedic school and, in 1977, Lane Ambulance became the first private ambulance to provide paramedic level advanced life support services in the Mahoning Valley.
Mr. Lane continued to work as a paramedic and an EMT instructor in the paramedic program at Youngstown State University, as well as working with the American Heart Association as an advanced cardiac life support instructor.
In the 1980s, the ambulance company had grown both in size and in its commitment to raising the bar for emergency medical services in the Valley. At this time Lane Ambulance split away from Lane Funeral Homes and became Lane LifeTRANS. From that point forward, functioning as a completely separate entity, Lane LifeTRANS has continually grown. Through contracts with area municipalities, fire departments, medical facilities, local hospitals, nursing homes, etc., Lane LifeTRANS has grown from just two vehicles and eight employees to over 24 vehicles and 125 employees.
Although he no longer functions as a paramedic or an instructor, the respect and appreciation he has for the work done by the men and women that are part of the Lane LifeTRANS organization is what, in great part, drives Lane LifeTRANS’ commitment to providing Valley residents with top quality personnel, equipment and ancillary medical transportation services. When you are the company that has set the bar for paramedic services, occasionally you are obliged to raise it higher. Lane LifeTRANS will continue to move strongly into the new century.