Jim joined RPA in 2010 after serving with American Medical Response in Hartford as both a Paramedic Operations Supervisor and a Division Emergency Manager. Prior to that, he served as Director of Operations at Aetna Ambulance Service.
In addition to his local experience in operations and as a paramedic, Jim brings fresh and tested experience in national disaster response to RPA. As a member of the American Medical Response’s National Disaster Response Team, a FEMA contractor, Jim has responded to many of our country’s most recent natural disasters. During Hurricane Dean in 2007, he responded to San Antonio, Texas as a member of the Incident Management Team (IMT), where he was responsible for tracking and deploying multiple Ground Ambulances and Wheelchair/ Livery transportation units. In 2008, he was deployed to Louisiana and Texas for Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. During that 30-day deployment, he had assignments within the IMT and as a Task Force Leader, where he responded to dozens of healthcare facilities to coordinate their evacuations. During Superstorm Sandy, in 2012, Jim was deployed to New York City. He was part of the Incident Management Team that coordinated evacuations and repatriations. He worked directly with the New York City Department of Health coordinating assessments of residents for community health needs.
Locally, Jim has been a member of the Capital Region Emergency Planning Committee (CREPC) since its inception in 2001. He has held the position of Co-Chair of the Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 EMS subsection within CREPC and was directly involved with their Burn Protocol, as well as the creation of the Forward Movement of Patients protocol. He currently serves as Chair of the Statewide EMS Mobilization Plan for the region.
Jim holds his paramedic degree from the University of Connecticut’s School of Medicine. He serves RPA clients out of our Hartford, CT office.
RPA, a JENSEN HUGHES company, is a team of fire, code compliance and emergency management experts, providing specialized technology and professional services to healthcare facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Since 1976, we have provided unparalleled service to thousands of healthcare facilities (more than 1,300 current clients) and train more than 200,000 healthcare leaders and staff on an annual basis.