Nassau County Fire Police EMS Academy at Nassau University Medical Center
The Nassau County Fire Police EMS Academy has been an NCCRS member since 2005. The Academy is located at the Nassau University Medical Center and was created in 1978 through the cooperation and partnership of the Nassau County Fire Commission (Office of the Fire Marshal) and the Nassau County Police Department (Emergency Ambulance Bureau) to meet the instructional needs of all Nassau County pre-hospital EMS providers. The Nassau County Fire Police EMS Academy at Nassau University Medical Center is the only municipal EMS training academy in the Nassau and Suffolk county regions.
The Academy also has the distinction of being the only facility training Nassau County EMS pre-hospital provider from all affiliations. This includes fire departments, all police departments within Nassau County, volunteer ambulance corps, court officers, correction officers, Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office, Nassau County Corrections Department, New York State and County Courts, and many others.
The Academy is certified by the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of EMS as a course sponsor for EMS educational programs leading to New York State certification in the following areas: Certified First Responder and Refresher, Emergency Medical Technician and Refresher, EMT-Critical Care Technician and Refresher, EMT-Paramedic and Refresher. In addition, the Academy offers American Heart Association courses in CPR, ACLS, and PALS, a course in GEMS, and many courses in public automatic external defibrillation. The Academy also serves as a center for continuing medical education programs, WMD, and specialized classes for law enforcement EMS personnel as well as specialty courses for rescue service personnel.