Wall, NJ – May 14, 2015 --- MONOC Mobile Health Services is proud to announce that its President and CEO, Vincent Robbins, has been named by the U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to serve on the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC), which is authorized by Congress to advise the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS).  Along with 24 other Emergency Medical Services (EMS) executives and practitioners, physicians, researchers, and patient advocates, Robbins will serve a two year term representing hospital based EMS throughout the United States.


Supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Office of EMS, the NEMSAC provides expert advice and recommendations to the safety agency and its federal partners on key issues such as data collection, performance measurement, and the EMS workforce.  Additionally, they have paved the way for several critical efforts to improve local EMS systems and the quality of EMS care delivered across the nation.


“The leadership and professional expertise of these 25 appointees will help the Department support innovation in EMS at the local, state, and tribal levels,” said Secretary Foxx. “I look forward to a productive two years of collaboration with the newly appointed members and our other federal partners to strengthen the nation’s EMS systems.”


NEMSAC members are selected to represent a specific EMS stakeholder community – including patients and the general public – rather than a specific organization or association. The appointments were coordinated with the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Health & Human Services through their representatives on FICEMS.


“With almost 40 years of experience in EMS and the President and CEO of New Jersey’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare system, Vince Robbins is an outstanding choice to represent hospital based EMS systems throughout the country,” said Dr. John Brennan, MONOC’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees.  “The entire MONOC Board of Trustees is proud of Vince as he takes a key role in helping to improve EMS across the nation.”