This board promotes area-wide coordination of the activities of the EMPC

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The purposes and scope of the activities of the Emergency Medical Planning Council (EMPC) shall include:

  • (A) promoting area-wide coordination of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and advising the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)
  • (B) recommending resolutions or ordinances required to accomplish these purposes
  • (C) encouraging training and education of professional providers and the general public in emergency medical care
  • (D) promoting communication and information between providers
  • (E) studying problems associated with EMS throughout the County
  • (F) promoting EMS standards
  • (G) coordinating EMS services
  • (H) promoting research and utilization of improved methods
  • (I) assuring the EMS system is prepared for disasters
  • (J) recommending approval/disapproval of Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) for EMS services

Membership

All members are appointed by the BOCC upon recommendation of the EMPC. Members serve by virtue of positions held/agencies represented. Each member may designate an alternate member.

Categories are specified as follows:

  1. Each law enforcement agency in Hillsborough County.
  2. Plant City Fire Rescue
  3. Temple Terrace Fire Rescue
  4. Tampa Fire Rescue
  5. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue
  6. Each Hospital in Hillsborough County
  7. Florida Department of Health – Hillsborough County
  8. ** West Coast Chapter of the Florida Emergency Nurses Association
  9. Hillsborough County Trauma Agency
  10. ** Florida Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
  11. One Blood Inc.
  12. ** Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission
  13. A Maximum of three (3) individual community leaders
  14. Any holder of a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County

* * These positions are currently vacant and slated for deletion.

Terms

Members shall serve a 3-year term.

Authority

BOCC Resolution 2/28/73. Transferred to Hospital and Welfare Board (HWB) 7/1/75. Transferred to BOCC when HWB was abolished by Chapter 80-510, Laws of FL. Hillsborough County Code of Ordinances and Laws – Chapter 22, Article IV – Emergency Medical Transportation.

Meetings

Quarterly, 2 to 4 PM (February, May, August, November)* - see Council Events for dates, times, and locations

Enabling legislation

Events
June 2024
Last Modified: 6/5/2024, 5:48:45 PM
Contact
Emergency Medical Planning Council (EMPC)
Michael Tayler, RN - Meeting Manager
(813) 276-2051
Office
Email
Work
Members
Category #1
Major David Arthur
HCSO / Member
6/15/2022 - 6/30/2025
Category #1
Vacant
HCSO / Alternate
Category #2
Vacant
Member
Category #2
Chief James Maxwell
Alternate
1/9/2019 - 10/30/2024 *
Category #3
Chief Ian Kemp
Member
11/4/2015 - 10/30/2024 *
Category #3
Chief David Samon
Alternate
9/8/2016 - 10/30/2024 *
Category #4
Chief Barbara Tripp
Member
9/7/2017 - 10/30/2024 *
Category #4
Chief Christopher Shipp
Alternate
10/20/2021 - 10/30/2024
Category #5
Chief Louis Carnell
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue / Alternate
1/6/2021 - 1/17/2027
Category #5
Chief Jason Dougherty
Plant City Fire Rescue - Member
1/17/2024 - 1/17/2027
Category #5
Chief Dennis Jones
Member
11/4/2015 - 10/30/2024 *
Category #6
Ms. Charity Carlisle
Advent Health – Carrollwood / Member
6/5/2024 - 6/30/2027
Category #6
Mr. David Welch
Each Hospital in HC/ HCA Florida South Shore Hospital (Alternate)
1/17/2024 - 1/17/2027
Category #6
Ms. Jill Mendez
Advent Health – Carrollwood / Alternate
6/15/2022 - 6/30/2025
Category #6
Mr. Scott Baker
Advent Health – Tampa / Member
2/15/2023 - 2/16/2026
Category #6
Ms. Joyce Perfetti
Advent Health – Tampa / Alternate
2/15/2023 - 2/16/2026
Category #6
Dr. Victor Sasson
HCA Brandon Regional Hospital/ Member
10/20/2021 - 10/30/2024 *
Category #6
Ms. Catherine Edmisten
HCA South Shore / Member
6/7/2023 - 6/30/2026
Category #6
Vacant
HCA South Shore / Alternate
Category #6
Dr. Christine Van Cott
HCA South Tampa Hospital / Member
6/15/2022 - 6/30/2025
Category #6
Ms. Stephanie LaForest
James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital / Member
12/4/2019 - 2/15/2026 *
Category #6
Vacant
James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital / Alternate
Category #6
Ms. Alexis Rogers
South Florida Baptist Hospital / Member
6/15/2022 - 6/30/2025
Category #6
Dr. Brooke Shepard
South Florida Baptist Hospital / Alternate
6/5/2024 - 6/30/2027 *
Category #6
Dr. Christian Sobky
St. Joseph's Hospital / Member
6/5/2024 - 6/30/2027
Category #6
Vacant
St. Joseph’s Main / Alternate
Category #6
Mr. Christopher Sorrell
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital / Member
2/15/2023 - 2/16/2026
Category #6
Vacant
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital / Alternate
Category #6
Dr. Timothy Balling
St. Joseph’s Hospital North / Member
6/2/2016 - 10/30/2024 *
Category #6
Dr. Katrina Cordero
St. Joseph’s Hospital North / Alternate
6/2/2016 - 10/30/2024 *
Category #6
Dr. Richard Rodriguez
St. Joseph’s Hospital South / Member
9/8/2016 - 6/30/2025 *
Category #6
Dr. James Robelli
St. Joseph’s Hospital South / Alternate
9/8/2022 - 8/31/2025
Category #6
Ms. Erinn Skiba
Tampa General Hospital / Member
2/1/2017 - 10/30/2024 *
Category #6
Dr. Genti Tahiraj
HCA South Tampa Hospital / Alternate
6/5/2024 - 6/30/2027
Category #6
Mr. Donald Altman
Florida Brandon Hospital /Alternate
6/5/2024 - 6/30/2027
Category #6
Dr. Jose Diaz
Tampa General Hospital / Alternate
9/20/2023 - 10/30/2024
Category #7
Mr. Ryan Pedigo
Member
9/18/2013 - 10/30/2024 *
Category #7
Vacant
Alternate
Category 8**
Vacant
**Positions are currently vacant and slated for deletion
Category #9
Dr. Andrew Thomas
Member
6/7/2017 - 6/30/2026 *
Category #9
Vacant
Alternate
Category 10**
Vacant
**Positions are currently vacant and slated for deletion
Category #11
Ms. Janet Simpson
Member
6/16/2010 - 6/30/2025
Category #11
Vacant
Alternate
Category #12**
**Positions are currently vacant and slated for deletion
Category #13
Dr. I. Charles Sand
Member
2/21/1996 - 6/30/2026 *
Category #13
Dr. Joel Strom
Member
5/20/2015 - 10/30/2024 *
Category #13
Mr. Davis Travis
Individual Community Leader / Member
4/3/2019 - 10/30/2024
Category #13
Vacant
Member
Category #14
Mr. Anthony Matta
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay/TransCare / Alternate
6/5/2024 - 6/30/2027
Category #14
Ms. Michele Moran
Any Holder of a COPCN for ALS or BLS in HC / Tampa General Hospital - Aeromed (Member)
9/16/2020 - 10/30/2024
Category #14
Mr. John Schreadley
Advent Health – Critical Care Transport / Member
9/8/2022 - 10/30/2024
Category #14
Vacant
Advent Health – Critical Care Transport / Alternate
Category #14
Dr. Frederick Yonteck
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel EMS / Alternate
1/23/2020 - 6/30/2026 *
Category #14
Vacant
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel EMS / Member
Category #14
Mr. Valentin Del Orbe
American Medical Response / Alternate
2/15/2023 - 2/16/2026
Category #14
Ms. Danielle LaRocca
American Medical Response / Alternate
10/20/2021 - 2/15/2026
Category #14
Mr. Jeffrey Youngblood
AmeriCare Ambulance Service / Member
6/5/2024 - 6/30/2027 *
Category #14
Ms. Brittany McCollum
Americare Ambulance / Alternate
9/8/2016 - 6/30/2025 *
Category #14
Mr. Justin Andrews
HCA Florida Brandon Hospital EMS / Member
6/7/2023 - 6/30/2026
Category #14
Dr. David Arbona Calderon
Florida Brandon Ambulance /Alternate
6/5/2024 - 6/30/2027
Category #14
Vacant
HCA Florida Brandon Hospital EMS / Alternate
Category #14
Ms. Wendy Williams
Rocky Mountain / Air Methods - Bayflite / Member
10/20/2021 - 10/30/2024
Category #14
Mr. Scott Fetterman
Rocky Mountain / Air Methods - Bayflite / Alternate
6/15/2022 - 6/30/2025
Category #14
Mr. Gilbert Leon Jr.
St. Joseph's Hospital Transport Team / Member
6/5/2024 - 6/30/2027 *
Category #14
Mr. Charles Ennis
St. Joseph’s Hospital / Alternate
2/15/2023 - 2/16/2026
Category #14
Ms. Noreen Schramm
Sun City Center EMS / Member
12/5/2012 - 6/30/2025 *
Category #14
Ms. Shirley Bardell
Sun City Center EMS / Alternate
6/5/2019 - 6/30/2025 *
Category #14
Vacant
Tampa General Hospital – Aeromed / Member
Category #14
Ms. Aurelia Miller
Tampa General Hospital - Aeromed / Alternate
5/17/2023 - 6/30/2026
Category #14
Mr. John Mikula
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay – Transcare / Member
9/8/2022 - 6/30/2025

* reappointed

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