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Joey N. has been involved in emergency services since 1988.  He is a Police Detective with a very large metropolitan police department assigned to Fugitive Enforcement duties (so he knows how to find people who DON'T want to be found!)   He is an assistant technical rescue instructor for Newburgh Rescue Supply and has taught classes at the Pennsylvania Search & Rescue Conference, New York State Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Association Conference, ASPCA conferences / classes and numerous other Fire / Rescue Departments.

Additionally, he has worked various command functions at Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) and Search Incident Command, coordinated numerous large scale multi-day search & rescue training missions in New York State, was the Deputy Incident Commander at the 2004 Tri State Search and Rescue Conference and was the Task Force Leader plus Interagency Liaison for New York Search and Rescue's Hurricane Katrina Deployment to New Orleans, LA in September 2005.  Other qualifications include: Civil Air Patrol (Ground Branch Director, Ground Search Coordinator, Ground Team Leader, Ground Team Member, Radio Operator, Aerial Radiological Monitor, Ground Radiological Monitor), numerous FEMA courses, HAM Radio license, Orientation to Cave Rescue, Open Water Rescue, Advanced Rope Rescue, HAZMAT, NYS DEC Crew Boss, Certified First Responder, Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue, NASAR SARTECH I and NASAR SARTECH I Lead Evaluator.

Assistant Chief

Mickey F. retired from the U.S. Army National Guard as a Sergeant First Class (E-7) after 24 years of service as a Combat Medic (91B) and was responsible for 5 companies of medics in 3 different armories.   Additional Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) include Firefighter (51M), Clinical Specialist Limited Practical Nurse (91C) and Fire Direction Coordinator (artillery.)   Mickey has been a volunteer fire fighter since 1967 and is a life member of Winona Lake Engine Company (Newburgh, NY.)   He first certified as a NYS Emergency Medical Technician in 1973 and maintains his certification to this day.   Additionaly, Mickey is an adjunct instructor for the New York State Fire Academy teaching Ice Rescue, Swift Water Rescue and Intermediate & Advanced Rope Rescue.   Mickey also owns and operates Newburgh Rescue Supply and teaches various emergency services courses through this business.

Our assistant chief has been a guest presenter in Search & Rescue and Technical Rescue (Rope) programs for the Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Conference, New York Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association, Berkshire Mountain Search and Rescue Bi-Annual Conference in Massachussetts and the NYS Academy of Fire Science EMS conference.   Through manufacturer training conferences, he has been part of research and development of many pieces of rescue equipment and was instrumental in design changes in split stokes by Junkin Safety.   Other qualifications include: HAM Radio license, NYS DEC Basic Search & Rescue and NASAR SARTECH III.

Deputy Chief

John P. is a Police Officer assigned to specialized patrol duties in the New York City / New Jersey area and has assisted in writing emergency response plans for government facilities.  Other qualifications include: U.S. Army Air Assault school, NYS DEC Crew Boss, Orientation to Cave Rescue, NASAR Managing the Lost Person Incident, ICS 400, NASAR SARTECH I, NASAR SARTECH I Lead Evaluator and NYS Certified First Responder.

Other members

New York Search and Rescue curently has 40+ members on the team.

Updated 19 October 2007

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