Bill Wood, Preparedness Coordinator
(603) 223-4228; Toll-Free within NH (866) 552-2661 x31019
In 2004 Mitchell Harrington joined the Division staff in a part-time Preparedness Assistant. Mitchell's position is funded through the United States Health Resources and Services Administration, Hospital Bioterrorism Preparedness Grant Program.
One component in the recent reorganization of the NH Bureau of EMS (NHBEMS) included the creation of a dedicated staff position to address issues involving the emergency preparedness aspects of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
New Hampshire is one of the few states which has instituted a full time staff position to assist in coordinating mutual aid, mass casualty and disaster planning, providing liaison to other local, regional and state public safety agencies, associations and organizations.
Efforts are on going to provide an EMS perspective on projects involving the health and safety or our providers and the public we serve.
Major areas of responsibility include:
Most importantly, the EMS Preparedness Coordinator serves as a point of contact for resource assistance on various Emergency Medical Services disaster and preparedness efforts.