What is the Nassau Regional EMS Council?
The Nassau Regional EMS Council was established in 1993 by an act of the New York State Legislature. The Council consists of 30 members who live within the County of Nassau. One third of the members are active EMS providers, one third are Hospital based professionals and one third represents other important aspects of EMS (i.e. Communications, Disaster Management). The Council is responsible for coordinating EMS within the County. This includes the PCR distribution system as well as many other aspects of Emergency Medical Services.
Who's Who at the Council:
· Chairman: Thomas Mastakouris, EMT-P, is currently serving as Vice Chairman of the Council. He currently is the Fire Commissioner and former EMS Captain of the South Farmingdale Fire Department. He serves as Co-Chairman for the Nassau County Fire Commission’s EMS Committee and Chairman of the Association of Fire Districts of Nassau County EMS Committee. He is a Nassau County Police Medic and thoroughly enjoys working with the community.
· Vice - Chairman: Ann DeSimone, RN
· Secretary/Treasurer: Charles Mackie, NREMT-P, is currently serving as the Secretary - Treasurer of the Nassau County Regional Emergency Medical Services Council. Charles was a former Nassau County Police Department Ambulance Medical Technician for 32 years. He is a Certified Instructor Coordinator and AHA Instructor at the Nassau County Fire-Police EMS Academy @ NUMC, as well as, the Nassau County EMS Academy. During his career in EMS, he has also worked for Private and Hospital based Ambulance Services providing Inter-Facility Critical Care transportation of patients to and from Hospitals located within New York City and Long Island. He is an active 41 year member of the Massapequa Fire Department as a Firefighter-Paramedic, and is a former Captain of Engine Co. # 1.
The Nassau REMSCO Program serves the region of Nassau County.
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