KINGSON – A career firefighter and paramedic has been named as Ulster County Emergency Medical Services coordinator by County Executive Michael Hein.
The part-time position of EMS coordinator was included in the county’s 2015 budget at a non-benefited annual salary of $14,162.
Richard Muellerleile will fill the position. He is currently chief of the Town of Shandaken Ambulance Department, a career firefighter/paramedic with the Arlington Fire District and past president of the Ulster County EMS Council.
He will work closely with the county Office of Emergency Management, Ulster County Emergency Medical Services Council, the county’s Fire Advisory Board, county fire coordinators, law enforcement, county Department of Health and the Hudson Valley Regional EMC Council.
Muellerleile will also serve as the county’s contact person for the New York State Bureau of EMS and will coordinate EMS resources during multi-jurisdictional responses.
Hein said he is confident that Muellerleile “will be able to provide important coordination among the many EMS agencies as he works with (county Director of Emergency Services) Steve Peterson.”