Peter L. Brodie, AEMT, Captain (939)
In his ninth year of service as Captain, Brodie has brought the Corps medical operation and leadership team to new levels by expanding the level of care provided, participating in county-wide training exercises, revamping the mutual aid plan, updating the advanced life support intercept plan and compiling and presenting data to the Corps on the performance of the medical operation. Brodie has established and fortified a strong relationship with the Duanesburg Junior Senior High School Life in the ER class where he has partnered with other DVAC members to teach classes. Managing the medical operation is not just a task for Brodie, it is a passion built on the foundation of engagement with first response partners, increased presence in the community and cultivation of relationships with the school, the town government and businesses within the town.
2022 brings new excitement and energy to the Corps as an energized, engaged and progressive thinking team leads the Corps in a series of activities to continue the modernization, exploring new opportunities for the medical members and preparing new opportunities in service to the Town and our visitors.
Captain Brodie has been recognized in the County and the REMO region with the Harriet C. Beecher EMS Leadership Award for leading the Corps remaining in service after the tornado struck the building and damaged the ambulances on Thursday, 22 May 2014. The relationships Brodie helped foster at the County, Region, State and with local municipal leaders and fire departments helped keep the Corps responding to calls without missing a beat.
As Captain, Brodie is responsible for managing the medical operation and is excited that in 2022 the Corps is responding professionally and compassionately through the COVID-19 Pandemic, is preparing to update the fleet, has approved a Scholarship Program and is continuing a hybrid staffing program to ensure a consistent response during our most challenging day time hours.
Jaymes Spencer, Assistant Captain (937)
A passionate and committed leader, Spencer is an active member in the Army National Guard and Duanesburg Volunteer Fire Department in addition to his service at the Corps. Spencer serves as a specialist in helping maintain the vehicles and the mechanical equipment. As a solid contributor to the medical leadership team. Jaymes has taken on a more expanded leadership role and is primarily responsible for managing the Hybrid Staffing Program as well as the fleet of vehicles.
Aidan Enders, EMT, Advanced Life Support Coordinator (935)
A rising star in emergency medical services, Aidan has already been recognized by Schenectady County and the Hudson-Mohawk REMSCO as the Youth Provider of the Year for those two respective jurisdictions and by Mohawk Ambulance Service as a Distinguished Provider. Aidan is currently a paramedic student at SUNY Cobleskill where he is excelling in clinical, practical and classroom training.
In his role as the ALS Coordinator, Aidan will provide leadership on scenes by participating on the leadership team of the Corps, collaborate with the ALS partners of the Corps in developing a stronger relationship and improving the emergency medical experience for the providers, the patients and the system. Aidan is also a guest lecturer in the Life in the ER class at Duanesburg High School.
Alexander Kaczor, EMT, Informatics Officer and Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (934)
A graduate of the SUNY Canton Emergency Management Program, Kaczor supports the medical operation by managing the data and technology programming. A passionate advocate of electronic data collection, Kaczor has helped escalate the quality utilization of the technology to help ease the efforts to manage the medical operation.
In 2021, Kaczor took on the task of serving as the Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator responsible for exploring the care provided to our most vulnerable population, evaluating our pediatric training and recommending pediatric equipment and supplies.
Christine Zapatocki, RN, Supply Officer and Health & Safety Officer
In her third year working as the Supply Officer, Zapotocki has taken on additional tasks of monitoring ambulance check sheets, working with hybrid partners and the leadership team. She is heavily involved in supply line monitoring, maintaining a solid supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as uniformed attire. 2022 will bring Christine new excitement as she implements a technology-based software program to manage supplies and equipment.
Additionally, Christine has taken on the new and quite important role of Health and Safety Officer for 2022. In this role, Christine will take the lead in managing the response and protection plan for the providers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Christine’s nursing background, her attention to detail, research driven approach and her dedication to a cause will serve both her and the Corps very well.