The Council’s Board of Directors is composed of individuals from the North Central Region who represent a cross section of EMS expertise and individuals whose activities are significantly affected by regional EMS policies. The Board meets biannually to review the activities of the Council and ratify the actions of the Executive Committee. In addition, Board Members regularly provide input to the Council Staff.
The Board of Directors currently includes representation in the following categories: local government, EMS providers (commercial and volunteer), health professionals (physician, nursing and administration), fire protection, law enforcement, higher education, planning agencies and consumers. Although most interest groups are adequately represented in the Board membership, the Council maintains a policy of encouraging membership for anyone who feels under represented and is willing to make an active contribution to the development of regional EMS.
The Executive Committee comprises the Officers of the Board of Directors, the Chairpersons of each of the Council’s Standing Committees and the immediate Past President of the Council. The Executive Committee reviews and approves the actions of the Standing Committees, establishes goals and policies for the Council and implements them by directing the activities of the Standing Committees and the EMS Director.
This committee oversees the long term planning and coordination of the North Central CMED Communications System· Members are appointed by the chief elected official of the CMED member community which they are representing.
This committee reviews training standards for EMS educational programs in the Region. They coordinate paramedic continuing education through the CONCERT Program and also participate in public education awareness programs.
This committee was developed to assist in the preparation of responding to any type of Mass Casualty Incident (MCI). We offer assistance in the scheduling of educational programs that would keep departments current with the most up-to-date training resources available, assist in the planning of mass casualty training exercises and serve as evaluators during these exercises.
Medical Advisory Committee reviews regional protocols, policies and procedures for the accuracy of their medical content. Committee membership is made up of Emergency Department Directors, Nurse Managers and EMS Coordinators of the ten acute care hospitals in the North Central Region.
This committee meets yearly to develop a slate of candidates for the membership and officers of the Board of Directors of the North Central Connecticut EMS Council.
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