Michael Presta is the current Deputy Director of Special Operations at Port Jefferson EMS and Critical Care Paramedic with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His career in EMS began in 2003 with the Holtsville Fire Department where he developed a fervent desire to serve others.
In 2007 he began his tenure at Port Jefferson EMS as an Emergency Medical Technician. Soon after a Paramedic program at St. John’s University, he was promoted to Paramedic, Senior Paramedic and lastly to Deputy Director of Special Operations where he currently serves. Over his time in a management capacity he has supported many key projects that are now central to the organization.
In his additional role as a Critical Care Paramedic with Stony Brook University Medical Center, he has the privilege of providing critical care to high acuity patients being referred from community hospitals all over Long Island. In 2013, Michael had the honor of receiving the New York State Liberty Medal after being sponsored by Senator Kenneth Lavalle for actions taken to save a child while off-duty.
Michael is currently pursuing a degree in Business Management & Economics at The State University of New York and has recently completed a Critical Care program with Creighton University. He is also a member of the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics.
Michael resides in Patchogue with his wife of five years. When not at work, Michael can be found either hunting or scouting his next place to hunt.