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: Charles Mackie, NREMT-P, is currently serving as Chairman of the Nassau County Regional Emergency Medical Services Council. He is a former Nassau County Police Department Ambulance Medical Technician serving for 32 years. He is currently a NYS Certified Instructor Coordinator training EMS providers within the Nassau County region. During his 41 year career in EMS, he has also worked in the Private sector and Hospital based Ambulance Systems. Charles is currently a 42 year volunteer member of the Massapequa Fire Department as an Ex-Captain and Paramedic within Engine Co. # 1.
· Vice - Chairman: David Kaldor, NREMT-P
· Secretary/Treasurer:Thomas Devaney, EMT-CC is currently serving as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Nassau County Regional EMS Council. Tom has been a member of the East Williston Fire Department since 1995, where he currently serves as Assistant Chief. Tom has also been a member of the Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps since 2000, and currently serves as Commissioner. Tom works for the Town of North Hempstead as the Grants Coordinator, and also works as the Director of Operations for Grant Guys, a fire/EMS based grant company. Tom resides with his wife Kristen and four boys: Ryan, Collin, Connor and Aidan.
The Nassau REMSCO Program serves the region of Nassau County.
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