NorthEast Emergency Medical Services Inc., MA EMS Region III, works with agencies and emergency care providers to help bring all the pieces together so that the visitors and residents of Region III receive high quality emergency care as quickly as possible using all the appropriate resources that are available.
In addition to EMS System planning, development and coordination, NorthEast EMS is also responsible for the oversight of the regional Centralized Medical Emergency Direction (CMED) communications system as well as ensuring effective medical direction is available to EMTs and Paramedics when needed and assuring EMS personnel have access to timely, relevant and quality educational programs. In the event of a disaster or a multiple casualty incident NorthEast EMS provides essential coordination of resources and communications.
Beyond our role as one of the five Massachusetts Department of Public Health designated regional EMS councils, NorthEast EMS has partnered with the American Heart Association to provide BLS CPR training to EMS providers as well as Heartsaver CPR and First Aid to individuals, businesses and the community. NorthEast EMS is also the Massachusetts chapter for International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), providing trauma specific education to first responders, EMTs and Paramedics.
NorthEast EMS, in its role as the Regional EMS Council, consists of representation from a broad base of EMS professionals serving northeastern Massachusetts. The Board of Directors (the Regional Council) and members of the EMS Region III Standing Committees are comprised of healthcare professionals, public safety officials, consumers and political leaders which represent all aspects of emergency medical care within Region III.
Day-to-day operations of the council are managed by a dedicated staff of administrative and medical professionals who report to the corporation’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. NorthEast EMS offices are located in Wakefield, Massachusetts while the region’s communications center CMED is located at Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
20 A Del Carmine St., Wakefield MA 01880
Office: 781-224-3344 Fax: 781-213-9417
H. Peter Beauparlant, MD
Brian Caponigro, EMT-P
Jonathan Drake, MD
Steven Krendel, MD
Joseph Lapolla, EMT-P
Mark Panjwani, EMT-P
Sander Schultz, EMT-P
Barry Sullivan, EMT-B
Mary Wiggin-Loux, RN
Richard Iseke, MD
Laura Crawford, RN, MSN
Wes Russell, NREMT-P
Michael Lawler, EMT-I
Kimberly Downer, RN
NorthEast Emergency Medical Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation that has helped coordinate the emergency medical services system of the forty-nine cities and towns northeast of Boston since the fall of 1990. Since then volunteers and staff of NorthEast Emergency Medical Services Inc., also known as NEEMS, NorthEast EMS, MA EMS Region III, and the MA EMS Region III Council, have worked hard to support and enhance the EMS system northeast of Boston.
The primary focus of an EMS System is to provide quality medical care to those in need; an EMS System must also provide a coordinated and quick response that involves multiple agencies and people, all with their own essential role to perform. Municipal and private ambulance services, first responder agencies, community hospitals, trauma centers, physicians, nurses, dispatchers, EMTs, Paramedics, as well as state and local officials, all work together to plan, manage resources and coordinate all the components of the EMS System in Region III.