On behalf of the men and women who serve this community, I would like to welcome you to Port Jefferson EMS. Hopefully, our website will be a wealth of information about our organization and the pre-hospital services that we provide.
Our organization, a combination EMS department, has been serving the community since 1959. Currently, we have almost 200 career and volunteer members that provide comprehensive 24/7/365 prehospital care to the residents of the Mount Sinai Ambulance District and surrounding hamlets, villages, and towns. Daily, our professional volunteer EMT’s staff 5 BLS ambulances that produce 12 different ambulance tours. They provide emergent 911 ambulance service, special event and sports standby’s and non-emergent ambulance transportation each day from one centrally located EMS station. Our career paramedic staff is highly experienced and provides advanced life support via 2 paramedic response vehicles. A 24/7 on-duty supervisor coordinates all the resources. PJEMS is unique in that we do not respond via “home response”. Our station is staffed and manned at all times and all of our crews are station based which cuts response times to an absolute minimum.
The Mitchell C. Pollack Center for EMS education, our EMS Academy, teaches hundreds of EMS students each year both for our organization and other fire/EMS agencies in the region. Our high-fidelity skills lab affords students the most advanced technology for practical application of EMS skills. And our onsite blend of education and ambulance service allows our students to apply their knowledge and skills right here at our station. We are proud to provide community education via our outreach program. Within our website, you will be able to find classes in CPR, first aid, bleeding control, opiate overdose prevention and much more. It is our goal to not only treat the sick and injured but to educate the public on the best was to prevent illness and injury from occurring in the first place.
Our board of directors is a diverse group of both community and organizational members that chart a path for our community health care organization. Our medical director, a community resident is one of the few emergency physicians who is board certified in the subspecialty of EMS.
Once again, thank you for visiting our page and allowing us to serve your community.
Robert Stoessel, MPA, EMT-P, CIC
Chief of Department