EMT Advisory Council



The EMT pathway at the Public Service Leadership Academy is designed to train students to function independently in a medical emergency and be capable of providing pre-hospital care at the scene or in transportation.  Upon successful completion of the training program, students will be proficient recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, understand the basics for handling cardiac and respiratory arrest, heart attacks, seizures and diabetic emergencies, realize how to manage traumatic injuries such as fall, fractures, lacerations and burns as well as have hands-on experience in conducting patient assessment, history and vital signs. 

Advisory Council Members:
  • David Wall (OCC)
  • Greg VanDyke (Onondaga County Dispatch Center)
  • Jeff VanBeveren (Skaneateles Ambulance Volunteer Emergency Service)
  • David Landsberg, MD (Crouse Hospital, SUNY Upstate)
  • Troy Hogue (AMR)
  • Mike Huppman (OCC)
  • Robert Cussen (SCFC)
  • Gerry Tarbell (NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Service Office of Fire Prevention & Control)
  • Todd Hall (Onondaga County 911 Center, Skaneateles Fire Department)
  • John Rossiter (Syracuse University Fire Prevention Office)
  • Joe Rinefierd
  • Shelly Howland (TLC)