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Jon Politis
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  • Latham, NY
  • United States
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Jon Politis commented on Paul Combs's blog post HIS JUST REWARDS!
"Bravo Paul !  Another great piece!"
May 3, 2011
Jon Politis commented on Paul Combs's blog post HYPOCRISY! HYPOCRISY!
"Paul As I said on FB you nailed it again brother ! Jon"
Mar 2, 2011
Jon Politis and Brian Robinson are now friends
Aug 10, 2009
Jon Politis updated their profile
Aug 7, 2009
Jon Politis updated their profile photo
Aug 7, 2009
Jon Politis replied to Rick Frawley's discussion Traditional Style Helmets
"I've been in emergency services long enough to see us evolve from traditional helmets to modern ones and back to traditional ones again. The main difference is that "traditional helmets" of today are much heavier than ones of the 60s…"
Aug 7, 2009
Jon Politis is now a member of Fire Engineering Training Community
Aug 7, 2009

Profile Information

Lives in:
16 Morningside Drive
Verdoy Fire-Rescue
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Volunteer recruitment and retention
Professional Qualifications:
Paramedic, Masters degree in public administration, EMS Chief
Topics you provide training for:
EMS, Rescue, Leadership, Supervision, Incident Management
Areas of expertise:
All EMS, Rescue, Leadership, Supervision
Jon is the Chief of the Colonie EMS Department, a combination career and volunteer service in upstate NY. Active as an EMT since 1971, he has been a career firefighter, state EMS training coordinator for two states (Vermont and New York) and a paramedic training program coordinator. He has served as a member of the National Registry of EMTs board, a member of the Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions. He is the author of numerous publications and stays active in the field as a paramedic, ski patroller, EMS and rescue instructor and volunteer firefighter for the Verdoy Fire District.
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