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EMS Advisory Council

Emergency Medical Services Section

  •  850-245-4440
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    Fax

    850-245-4378
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    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin A-22 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

The Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (EMSAC) was created for the purpose of acting as an advisory body to the Emergency Medical Services Section. The specific authority for the council, including membership and duties, is outlined in section 401.245, Florida Statutes.

The council consists of 15 members appointed by the State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health. Members who are typically appointed for four year terms, with the chair being designated by the State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health. Additional members include six ex officio representatives appointed by various other state agency heads.

EMSAC Mission: To facilitate and promote the best emergency medical care to the residents and visitors of Florida.

EMSAC Vision: A uniform EMS system that provides evidence-based prehospital care to the people of Florida and serves as the recognized leader in EMS response nationwide.

EMSAC Values: Customer service and satisfaction, public welfare and safety, collaboration, ethics, quality improvement, evidence-based medicine and education.

If you are interested in applying to a vacant or expired position, you may complete Department's Appointment Questionnaire. Please mail your résumé and completed applications to: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1722.

Upcoming Advisory Council Meeting Information 

The EMS Advisory Council has ten standing committees. These committees frequently meet outside of the official advisory council meeting. Please review the EMS Advisory Council Recurring Meeting Schedule if you would like to participate a committee meeting.

Florida EMS Advisory Council Committees Meeting Agendas and Minutes 

2016 2015 2014
January Agenda Minutes January Agenda Minutes November Agenda Minutes
 March Agenda Minutes February Agenda Minutes October Agenda Minutes
 July Agenda Minutes March Agenda Minutes September Agenda Minutes
April Agenda Minutes July Agenda Minutes 

July Agenda Minutes
August Agenda Minutes
November Agenda Minutes

 

Florida EMS Advisory Council Committees  

  • Access to Care

Chair:

Jane Bedford
Nature Coast EMS
3876 West Country Hill Drive
Lecanto, FL 34461
(352) 249-4700
(352) 302-8486 – Mobile
janeb@naturecoastems.org

Agenda:

July 2015

Meeting Minutes:

July 2016

January 2016

November 2015

July 2015                           

Committee Documents:

Florida Office of Rural Health EMS Projects

Coral Springs Fire Department

Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program

  • Communications
Chair:

Carlton Wells
Division of Telecommunications
Bureau of Public Safety
4030 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32999
(850) 922-7426
FAX (850) 488-9837
Carlton.wells@dms.myflorida.com

Agenda:

July 2015

Meeting Minutes:

July 2016

July 2015                            

Committee Documents:
  • Data Committee
Chair:

Darrel Donatto
Palm Beach Fire Rescue
300 North County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480
(561) 227-6492
(561) 838-5408(fax)
DDonatto@TownofPalmBeach.com

Agenda:

January 2016

Meeting Minutes:   

January 2016

Committee Documents:
EMSTARS Constituency Briefing
Constituency Briefing Presentation
  • Disaster Response
Chair:

Michael Lozano, Jr., MD, FACEP
EmCare, Inc.
17167 US Highway 19 North, Suite 650
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 507-2504
FAX (727) 507-3630
(727) 798-8213- Mobile
Michael_lozano@emcare.com

Agenda:

November 2015

July 2015

Meeting Minutes:                    

July 2016
January 2014 Minutes
                                
July 2015 Minutes                                        
July 2013 Minutes             

Committee Documents:
  • Education
Chair:

Daniel Griffin, AS, CCEMT-P
4621 NW 46 Court
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 494-1158
Djgriffin1@cox.net

Agenda:

January 2016

Meeting Minutes:                     
                              


             

Committee Documents:

  • EMS for Children
Chair:

Julie Bacon
1008 Hill Island Drive
Oakland, FL 34787
(407) 832-3168
FAX (321) 415-0204
(407) 432-5498 - Mobile
julielbacon@aol.com

Agenda:

Meeting Minutes:                              

Committee Documents:

  • Legislative
Chair:

Mac Kemp
Deputy Chief of Clinical Affairs
Leon County Emergency Medical Services
911 Easterwood Drive, Building 1
Tallahassee, FL 32311
Office (850) 606-2100
kempm@leoncountyfl.gov

Agenda:

Meeting Minutes:

July 2015

July 2013 Minutes                               

Committee Documents:
  • Medical Care

Chair:

Joe Nelson, DO, MS, FACOEP, FACEP
9607 58th Street, North
Pinellas Park, FL 33782
(727) 397-1215 (H)                       
(954) 553.1066 (M)
flemsmd@aol.com

Agenda:

Meeting Minutes:
July 2016
January 2016

Committee Documents:
  • PIER

Chair:

David A. Summers RN, CFRN, EMT-P
Trauma Nurse Outreach Coordinator
Trauma Agency
Health Care District Palm Beach County
2601 10th Ave. North, Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL 33461-3133
(561) 804-5769
dsummers@hcdpbc.org

Agenda:
July 2015

Meeting Minutes:
July 2015                          

Committee Documents:

  • Strategic Visions

Chair:

Cory S. Richter, BA, NREMT-P
Indian River County Fire Rescue
4225 43rd Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32967-1671
Office: 772-226-3863
Cell: 772-633-3929
crichter@ircgov.com
 

Agenda: Meeting Minutes:                                     

Committee Documents:

Florida EMS Advisory Council Constituent Groups 

  • Association of EMS Providers
  • EMS Quality Managers Association
  • Emergency Nurses Association, Florida Chapter
  • Florida Aeromedical Association (FAMA)
  • Florida Ambulance Association (FAA)
  • Florida Association of County EMS (FACEMS) and Florida Association of Rural EMS (FAREMS)
  • Florida Association of EMS Educators (FAEMSE)
  • Florida Association of EMS Medical Directors (FAEMSMD)
  • Florida Council of EMS Chiefs
  • Florida Fire Chiefs Association (FFCA)

Agenda:

July 2015

Meeting Minutes:

July 2015

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January 2016

Meeting Minutes:

July 2015

Agenda:

July 2015

Meeting Minutes:

July 2015

Agenda:

January 2016

July 2015

Meeting Minutes:

July 2015

Agenda:

Meeting Minutes:

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