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Benjamin Fontanilles
I started my career in EMS in 1996 after obtaining my NYS EMT Basic Certification from the Irvington VAC EMS Training Center. Shortly after that I was accepted into the Rockland Community College Paramedic Program, and graduated in 1998 as a NYS Paramedic. I became interested in EMS education in 2001 after assisting as a Lab Instructor for Phelps Memorial Hospital’s EMT programs. It wasn’t long before I realized that EMS education was truly satisfying and was something I wanted to continue doing. Through the years, I have obtained instructor credentialing in multiple disciplines, all which I currently teach on a regular basis. Presently I am an American Heart Association Instructor for Basic Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. I am an NAEMT Instructor/Course Coordinator for Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support. Through the New York State Department of Health, I am a Paramedic level Certified Instructor Coordinator and in 2011, I was appointed as NYS Regional Faculty Member.
In 2009, I was hired by the Irvington VAC EMS Training Center as the Director of Education. At the time of my hiring, I recognized the potential for the training center's growth. After allot of hard work, our training center now conducts 3 NYS Emergency Medical Technician Basic Original Courses, and 3 NYS Emergency Medical Technician Refresher Courses per year. Additionally, we conduct a NYS CME Core Content Program annually, providing Continuing Medical Education to 5 different contracted EMS agencies as well as the EMS public. Our training has a reputation for excellence in EMS education, and I am honored to be a part of it.
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