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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. Members who are typically appointed for four year terms, with the chair being designated by the State Surgeon General and Secretary. 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 the Florida Department of Health 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 

  • EMSAC Meeting Notice - Coming Soon

  • EMSAC Meeting Schedule - Coming Soon

  • EMSAC Agenda - Coming Soon

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  

  • 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


Committee Documents:

Florida Office of Rural Health EMS Projects

Coral Springs Fire Department

Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program

  • Communications

Chair:

Steve Welsh
Division of Telecommunications
Bureau of Public Safety
4030 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32999
(850) 922-7505
Steve.Welsh@dms.myflorida.com


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


Committee Documents:

EMSTARS Constituency Briefing

Constituency Briefing Presentation

  • Disaster Response

Chair:

Kingman D. Schuldt, Fire Chief
Greater Naples Fire Rescue District
14575 Collier Blvd.
Naples, FL 34119
(239) 348-7540
kschuldt@gnfire.org


Committee Documents:

  • Education

Chair:

Ann Brown, RN, MSN, CEN, EMT-P
8948 Beautyleaf Way
Jacksonville, FL 32244
(904) 509-3340 - Cell
(386) 754-4297
Ann.Brown@fgc.edu


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

 
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

 
Committee Documents:

  • Medical Care

Chair:

Ken Scheppke, MD
4052 Bald Cypress Way,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1722
EMS@flhealth.gov


Co-Chair:

Tony Gandia, MD
EMS@flhealth.gov


Staff Liaison:

Thomas DiBernardo, CFO
4052 Bald Cypress Way,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1722
Phone: 850-274-7801
EMS@flhealth.gov


Committee Documents:

Florida EMS Plan Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Priority: EMS System Infrastructure and Finance

  • PIER

Chair:

David A. Summers RN, CFRN, EMT-P
Trauma Nurse Outreach Coordinator
Trauma Agency
Health Care District Palm Beach County
1515 N. Flagler Drive, Suite 101
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-3429
P: 561.804.5769
C: 561.310.1035
F: 561.804-5666
www.hcdpbc.org
dsummers@hcdpbc.org

 
Committee Documents:

PIER Webpage

  • 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
 


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

Agenda:

Meeting Minutes:

Agenda:

January 2016

Meeting Minutes:

July 2015

Agenda:

July 2015

Meeting Minutes:

July 2015

Agenda:

Meeting Minutes:

October 2017

Agenda:

Meeting Minutes: