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.
The who's who of the Council:
Chairman: Vincent Papasodero EMT-CC, is the Chairman of the Council. Vincent has been a member of the Council since 2008, and has served actively on both The Training & Education Committee, as well as The Public Education Committee. Vincent is a former member of The Valley Stream Fire Department, and has been an active EMS Provider for 20 years. Vincent is a New York State Certified Instructor Coordinator, and is currently serving as The EMS Program Director for The North Shore-LIJ Health System.
Vice-Chairman: Scott Glazer, EMT-CC, is currently serving as Vice-Chairman of the Council. Scott has been a member of the Council since 2000. He served four terms as Council Vice-Chairman, and two terms as Secretary/Treasurer of the Council; he is a member of the Regional Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC) and EMS Systems committee. He is a member and Ex-Captain of the Long Beach Fire Department, with 26 years of service.
Secretary/Treasurer: Paul Napoli, EMT-CC, is Secretary/Treasurer of the Council. Paul served 2 terms as the Council's Chairman, 2 terms as the Vice-Chairman, and 5 years as the Council's representative on the State EMS Council. Paul is a member, former Chief and Commissioner of the Oceanside Fire Department. Paul is also an AMT Coordinator of the Nassau County Police Department EAB.
Executive Director: John J. Hassett, EMT-CC, is the Executive Director of the Council and served as a member of the State EMS Council for 11 years where he represented the Nassau Region. He was the Council's Chairman from its inception in 1993 through 1996. John completed three terms as Chairman, and a term as the Secretary/Treasurer. John is the Chairman of District 12 of the New York State Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association. He is Chairman of the Board of the Malverne Volunteer Ambulance Corps, has been a member for 40 years and is a past President of the Corps.