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Seth Goldstein Director of Training, Mobilize Rescue

Seth Goldstein is a Career Firefighter/Paramedic in Poughkeepsie, NY, USA. He earnt his EMT-Basic in 1997 and his Paramedic Certification in 2000 and has worked as a paramedic for various agencies in NYS and for the Denver Paramedic Division. During his tenure in the commercial ambulance industry, he held the positions of QA/QI Co-ordinator, EMD Dispatcher, Communications Manager, Operations Manager and, left commercial EMS as the General Manager of an agency with 200 employees answering 60,000 calls for service annually.

Goldstein left commercial ambulance work to become a full time EMS Educator; earning his NYS Certified Instructor Co-ordinator credentials and eventually running two Community College-based EMS Programs in five years. Since 2009 Goldstein has been on staff at the National Center for Security & Preparedness (NCSP) as a Subject Matter Expert (SME), helping develop and deliver courses such as Advanced Active Shooter, TECC for Law Enforcement, TECC for EMS, and Responding to Mass Casualty Incidents. He is the lead SME for both the winter and summer versions of EMS Special Situations.

In his current position as a Firefighter/Paramedic, he is nationally certified as an structural firefighter and holds NYS certifications for auto extrication, and is a Confined Space Rescue technician.

In 2013, Goldstein was selected by NYC Medics to join a group tasked with assisting the Kenyan Council of EMTs (KCEMT) with the development of the first paramedic programme in East Africa. Through the work of this group, ACLS and PALS are now the standard of care in major hospitals throughout Kenya, and paramedic programme development continues with growing support from the Kenyan Government.

Goldstein earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from Binghamton University, USA