Paul Brennan is a nationally certified Paramedic and is the Immediate Past President of the International Association of EMS Chiefs, Washington D.C. where he previously served on the board of directors as President and Secretary. Currently, Paul is on the board of trustees of the National EMS Quality Alliance, is a board member on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Medical Services Committee as well as the board of the Massachusetts State Emergency Medical Care Advisory Council (EMCAB). He is also the President of the Massachusetts Association of Hospital Operated Paramedic Systems. Since 1994, Paul has been the Director of Lawrence General Hospital’s Pre-Hospital EMS department. This hospital-based EMS system provides BLS emergency and non-emergency response as well as regional advanced life support services to four communities in urban and suburban settings. In addition to EMS, Paul is the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Lawrence General Hospital. He has worked on numerous emergency management/preparedness initiatives including ASPR grant projects for EMS and hospital readiness. He serves as an evaluator for the Harvard School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program and has provided private consulting for hospitals in emergency management and all hazards planning.
Bill Klag is an experienced Emergency Management professional as well as a nationally registered Paramedic with over 20 years of experience in the field. Mr. Klag graduated from Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, New York in 1996 with an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences and in 2011 graduated from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Specialization Emergency Management. Bill currently serves as the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator /EMS Coordinator for North Shore Medical Center and is an EMT-Paramedic, Field Training Officer with Cataldo Ambulance Atlantic Division. Bill also serves on the MA-1 DMAT (Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team) as a Health Technician EMT-Paramedic.
Jonathan Brickett has over 40 years of experience Fire/Safety field. Jonathan began his career at Foil Mark Inc. where he was a Supervisor/Research & Development and managed the safety of personnel. From 1985-2000, Jonathan worked as an EMT with Chaulk Ambulance Service. In 1984, Jonathan began working with the Amesbury Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. From 1984-2003, Jonathan was the Lead Fire Investigator for the Amesbury Fire Department. In 2003, Jonathan was named the Deputy Fire Chief for Amesbury. In this role, Jonathan was responsible for Fire Prevention Code Enforcement, Day to Day Operations as well as serving as the Director of Emergency Medical Services, City of Amesbury. Jonathan became Fire Chief /Emergency Management Director in 2007 where he served until, he retired in 2015. Currently Jonathan serves as the Executive Director for NorthEast Emergency Medical Services, Inc. Jonathan possesses an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science & Technology from North Shore Community College, Certifications from the National Fore Academy including; Fire/ Arson Investigation and Interview / Interrogation Courtroom Testimony.