"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
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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