Edward Brandt, EMS Coordinator
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 3 full time and 3 part time Paramedics using a fly-car system to provide Advanced Life Support services to the residents of the County. The Branch also has numerous EMT's which are used to supplement volunteer work at local squads and are stationed locally.
Our team of highly trained professionals provide Advanced Life Support (ALS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) services to the residents and visitors of Schoharie County.
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