Board of Director and Officer Elections

In accordance with the IAEMSC bylaws, the IAEMSC will be opening nominations for member elected officers and directors. Presently the IAEMSC has officer and Director positions for two year terms (2016 - 2018) to be elected by membership vote. Officers include President Elect, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Directors are "at Large" positions and serve on the Executive Board of the Association.

Currently serving Officers and Directors at Large whose terms are ending:

  • President Elect, Chief Paul Brennan
  • Vice President, Chief Brendan Kearney
  • Secretary, Chief Patty Dukes
  • Treasurer, Chief Chris Callsen
  • Director At Large, Chief Bob McCaughan
  • Director At Large, Chief David Porter
  • Metro Chiefs Section Chair, Chief Andy Wordin

Nominations for all positions will open at 08:00 EST on January 25th, 2016 and will be open until 22:00 EST Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Electronic links for nominations will be sent to members via email.

Election Results

It is our honor to announce the results of our At-Large Board of Directors election.

We are exceedingly happy to welcome to office, Chief Peter Dworsky (NJ), Chief Randy Mellow (Ont., CA) and Chief James Brothers (MD) as At-Large Directors of the IAEMSC. They will serve two-year terms ending in March of 2017.

Chief Peter Dworski

Chief Randy Mellow

Chief James Brothers

We would like to thank all of the candidates for their willingness to take on the additional responsibility and effort that these positions require. We are fortunate to have a deep pool of talent among our members, and look forward to engaging all of the candidates in efforts to move the Association and our profession forward.

We would like to thank Chiefs Patty Dukes, Dean Wilkinson and Marty Van Buren for their dedication and effort during their respective tenures on the board. All of them have been engaged, productive, dedicated members of the organization to whom we are all indebted. They chose not to seek re-election, each for his or her own reasons. They have all told us that they intend to remain active in the Association, just outside of formal board positions.

Development of the National Emergency Medical Services Health Surveillance Data Base

The International Association of Emergency Medical Service Chiefs (IAEMSC) and Intermedix Corporation of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida are pleased to announce a joint project to develop the first ever National Emergency Medical Services Health Surveillance System.

Currently there lack an organized national repository of data related to occupational illness, injury or deaths of all EMS providers in the United States. Although some states have rudimentary reporting processes and deaths are reported to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, there is no central data base
whereby EMS organizations of all system configurations can report occupational illness, injuries and deaths.

This project will enable EMS organizations from the United States to voluntarily report occupational illness, injury and deaths using a common web-based tool. By capturing data from EMS organizations across the country, the IAEMSC will be able to conduct research with the aim of reducing the number of illnesses, injuries and deaths which occur each year to the EMS providers across the United States.

The systems will allow EMS organizations to set up an organizational profile and secure log-in. Once the profile is established, they can log in and submit specific information related to on-the-job illness, injury or death.

For specific questions please contact the Project Manager:
Geoffrey Miller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Intermedix Corporation 

Intermedix helps fund and support our nation's emergency safety net - emergency physicians, hospital emergency departments, and 9-11emergency responders.We engineer advanced technologies into our business processes to meet incident documentation requirements, realize revenue potential, and provide advanced informatics to our customers. Our solution are designed to performance and compliance, allowing our customers to focus on saving lives and promoting healthy recoveries from accidents and illnesses.

Intermedix serves the emergency physician and hospital emergency department market through its subsidiary EPBS, the emergency medical services (ambulance) market through its subsidiary ADPI, and the fire response market through its subsidiary Revenue Rescue. Intermedix has clients throughout the United States and has collected billions of dollars for its clients since its founding.

IAEMSC Staunchly Opposes the City of Columbus, Ohio Proposal to Trade Patient Safety for Marginal fiscal Savings

The Officers and Board of Directors for the International Association of Emergency Medical Service Chiefs (IAEMSC) today announced their unanimous staunch opposition to the proposed reduction of service by the City of Columbus (OH) from a high performance Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider to a reduced capacity Basic Life Support (BLS) response program.

Mayor Michael Coleman, with the support of City Council President Michael Mentel, and other members of Council, commissioned the Columbus Economic Advisory Committee (EAC) to analyze the fiscal condition of the City. In the EAC report released on March 5, 2009 the recommendations for fiscal savings is a proposal to reduce the level and quality of patient care to the community. This proposal is an “ill conceived & short sighted” cost saving strategy that will have untenable negative impact upon the health and safety of the community if instituted.

Our review of this document found that of the fifteen (15) committee members none are medical professionals. The decision to alter a medical standard of care is a serious decision that requires informed deliberations and the expertise of the medical community to reach an appropriate medically based conclusion. Anything short of that professional paradigm is reminiscent of a quick fix scheme that marginalizes the protection of the community and diminishes the importance of having medical professionals driving policy that impacts medical practice.

The present standard of care in Columbus is a robust Paramedic provider ALS system provided through the City of Columbus Fire Department. This system is one of the original four advanced life support systems in the United States. The suggested devolution of the standard of care does not alter the fact that the Columbus Fire Department will have highly trained and dedicated firefighter/paramedics in their employment that will now be prohibited from practicing their skills at the highest level of their competency. This concept is counter intuitive to effective management of available resources and good governance.

Columbus has a long and distinguished history of leading the nation in the provision of state of the art EMS response. Alteration and degradation of the service level & quality to a lesser standard will jeopardize the health and well being of the community.

For additional information and media contact:
Jeanne Benincasa
IAEMSC Executive Director
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