Dr Larmon is currently a professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He was the founding Director of the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care. Dr. Larmon retired from the University in 2016, but was recalled as the Director Emeritus one month later. He has been actively involved in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for more than 45 years.
Dr. Larmon has a vast amount of experience in EMS. He has worked as an ambulance attendant, NREMT-B, Lifeguard-Paramedic, Firefighter, Firefighter- Paramedic, EMS Educator, Researcher, Author, and Professor.
Dr. Larmon is an innovator and a pioneer in the area of EMS Research. His goal has been to develop EMS as a recognized and respected medical profession. Dr. Larmon founded the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) more than 11 years ago. This organization’s goal is to promote, educate and disseminate EMS research. During the last 14 years, under the direction of Dr. Larmon, PCRF has published more than 600 abstracts, in two major EMS Journals, and has educated more than 500 EMS professionals in EMS Research Workshops.
Dr. Larmon is also a prolific researcher; he has more than 100 journal publications, five textbooks, and more than 35 video productions to his name. He was recognized as leader in EMS research and was asked to write the forward to the only EMS text dedicated to research, An Introduction to EMS Research; Prentice Hall Publishing. Dr. Larmon was appointed to the inaugural National EMS Advisory Committee to represent the interests of EMS Researchers.
In 2000, the Journal of Emergency Medical Services named Dr. Larmon as one of the most influential persons in EMS. The recognition was primarily due to his contributions in the area of EMS Research and Education.
Dr. Larmon was one of the Founding Board of Directors of the National Association of EMS Educators and help in establishing the organization.
Dr. Larmon is so recognized as a leader in academic prehospital care, he has presented at more than 500 conferences in his career in all aspects of EMS. Dr Larmon as won both of the premier Faculty Awards at the David Geffen School of Medicine; The Golden Apple Award and the Award for Excellence in Education. Dr. Larmon received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of EMS Educators. He has also been honored with the Distinguished Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal for Innovations in EMS from the State of California EMS Authority. In 2016 Dr. Larmon received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Journal of Emergency Medical Services. In 2017 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Prehospital Care Research Forum at EMS Word. In 2018 Dr. Larmon received the prestigious Ronald Stewart Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of EMS Physicians.
Dr Larmon has dedicated his life to the professionalism of EMS. Research has been his instrument to reach this goal. Dr. Larmon’s current interest is in the areas of best practices, evidence based medicine, community health, patient safety, and the mentoring of new EMS researchers and educators.