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Emergency Medical Service Branch

Edward Brandt, EMS Coordinator
518-295-2276 phone
518-669-8711 cell

The Emergency Medical Service Branch provides Advanced Life Support (ALS) medical assistance to the County Rescue Squads, and coordinates mutual aid among EMS providers.

The Branch is lead by the EMS Coordinator (Paramedic) who has a staff of one full time Paramedic and two part time Paramedics with three county Advanced Life Support vehicles.

Utilizing curriculum developed by the NYS Department of Health(DOH) in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, the EMS Branch plans, coordinates and implements training at the local level for hundreds of emergency medical technicians and other emergency response personnel in Schoharie County.

The EMS Coordinator acts as liaison between the Regional EMS Council, local Squads, SCARSA, the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors and NYS Department of Health. Upon activation of the NYS EMS Mobilization Plan, the EMS Coordinator acts as the Regional Administrator; organizing local resources and advising the NYS DOH on utilization of those resources.