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.