Chief Brendan Kearney (MA) || Vice President

Brendan began working for Boston EMS as an EMT in 1984. He steadily advanced his career by serving as a Paramedic and a Deputy Superintendent before being promoted in 2004 to Superintendent of Field Support. In June 2010, Brendan was named Superintendent in Chief, the department's second in command. In this role, Brendan oversees the combined responsibilities and resources of all Boston EMS Divisions and has the authority to serve as acting Chief of Department in the Chief's absence. Brendan is the recipient of several department awards, and has served on a number of local, regional, and statewide committees focusing on a variety of EMS related issues including: policy development, treatment protocols, emergency medical dispatch, communications and interoperability, disaster preparedness, and EMS service zone planning. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the IAEMS, as well as Secretary before assuming his current role as Vice President of the Association. Brendan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Certificate in Health Care Management from Stonehill College, a Masters in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University, and has completed programs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the National Fire Academy..

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