OSSINING, N.Y. – The board of directors of the Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps has contracted with OVAC Capt. Dominic Franzoso to become its emergency medical services director effective Monday, Oct. 5.
Franzoso will assume responsibility of managing OVAC’s volunteer and career staffs and working with line officers for all daily operations of the corps. He will be a liaison to the emergency services community, OVAC medical director, the village of Ossining emergency management team and the board of directors of the Mid-Hudson Ambulance District.
Franzoso, Westchester Magazine’s 2015 Healthcare Hero, became a youth member of the corps in 1999 and was elected into full membership in 2001. He was elected second lieutenant in 2007, and served as first lieutenant from 2008-10 and captain from 2011 to the present. He has led the corps de facto since February 2014. Franzoso is also an active member of the Ossining Volunteer Fire Department Engine 96. He holds an EMT-B license and is certified in six levels of the Incident Command System of the National Incident Management System.
“Nick has been a trusted, dependable member of the corps since 1999 and a line officer exemplar since 2007. His selection as EMS director, after many years of dedicated and committed service to OVAC and the Ossining community, is the logical next step in his outstanding career in EMS. He knows OVAC thoroughly and the emergency services business, is well-respected and liked by his colleagues in the corps, emergency personnel at Phelps and by me,” said Dr. Emil Nigro, medical director, OVAC, and director of emergency medicine at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center.
OVAC, comprising volunteer and career first responders, has provided the highest level of basic life support emergency medical care to the Ossining community since 1958 and advance life support since the 1980s.
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