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March 2017: Professor Phelps presented on "Public Agencies And Private Organizations: Incident Management Interfacing" and "Hack It: The Non-Techie Guide To Creating Sophisticated Command Centers On The Cheap" at the Disaster Recovery International Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

January 2017: Professor Phelps was a guest on the Inside EMS Podcast with Kelly Grayson and Chris Cerbello talking about the challenges of using ketamine in the field.

October 2016: Professor Phelps appointed to the Editorial Board of the Prehospital Emergency Care.

October 2016: The NYC Ambulance History page on Facebook now exceeds 1,000 documents related to the history of ambulance work in New York City and exceeds 1,300 members! 

 June 2016: My thoughts on the Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC) Conference in Dublin: Article in EMSWorld and Interview by Richmond Ambulance Authority CEO Rob Lawrence's Word on the Street Column: Sharing the Craic on SMACC 

June 2016: Professor Phelps is now a peer reviewer for the Irish Journal of Paramedicine

June 2016: Professor Phelps spoke at the World Conference on Disaster Management.

June 2016: Professor Phelps spoke at the FEMA Higher Education Conference.

May 2016: Professor Phelps' letter to the editor in response to this article: How a $2,000 ambulance ride reveals the Mafia-like nature of health care providers, insurance companies in the New York Daily News.

May 2016: Professor Phelps spoke on Public Relations & HIPAA at the Zoll Users Conference in Denver, Colorado.  Here is the handout, the powerpoint, and the audio file (scratchy on new shirt, but audible.)

March 2016: Professor Phelps is now a peer reviewer for the British Paramedic Journal.

March 14th, 2016: The NYC Ambulance History Project celebrates 43 years of paramedic care in New York City and is now an affiliate museum of the National EMS Museum.

March 2016: Professor Phelps speaks on Messaging Apps at the Disaster Recovery International Conference in Atlanta, GA. (The powerpoint & the audio)

February 2016: Professor Phelps is now a peer reviewer for the European Journal of Emergency Medicine.

December 2015: Professor Phelps, in partnership with the Hoch Center for Emergency Medicine, met with senior staff of Beijing Emergency Ambulance 120 staff to discuss the US EMS system as Beijing is in the process of updating their EMS system. 

The NYC Ambulance History page on Facebook now exceeds 800 documents related to the history of ambulance work in New York City and exceeds 1,000 members within the first year! 

September 2015: Professor Phelps meets with Hong Kong Fire EMS.

 The 2015 Ambulance Science Fellowship and Disaster Science Fellowship Programs are full!  

The next Ambulance Science Fellowship and Disaster Science Fellowship Programs begin in September 2016.

Loudon Fire Rescue EMS Captain Daniel Neal, MS, FAcEM, PhD talks about his experience as an Ambulance Science Fellow in the July 2015 EMSWorld:

Professor Phelps met with senior officials at Tokyo Fire Department EMS on January 9th, 2015

Professor Phelps met with senior officals at Ningbo EMS (China) on October 13th, 2014.

Ambulance Science Magazine and Disaster Science Magazine are now available on Flipboard.

Professor Phelps met with senior officals at Buenos Aires EMS on February 9th, 2013.



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Scot Phelps is the full-time Professor of Ambulance and Disaster Science at the Emergency Management Academy and an emergency management consultant with clients who include hospitals, state governments, Health Canada, and Fortune 100 companies.  He teaches graduate healthcare emergency management (and formerly taught graduate Emergency Medical Services) at New York Medical College, teaches in the Emergency Services Administration degree program at Adelphi University, and teaches in the clinical paramedic degree program at the City University of New York/Kingsborough.  He served as a past Chair of the Healthcare/Hospitals Caucus of the International Association of Emergency Managers.  He is a Certified Emergency Manager (IAEM), a Certified Business Continuity Professional (DRII), a Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), a FEMA-qualified Master Exercise Practitioner (Healthcare), a FEMA-Qualified Professional Continuity Practitioner, and a New York State Paramedic/Paramedic Instructor.  He is on the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed Prehospital Emergency Care and the Journal of Emergency Management, and a peer-reviewer for the Australian Journal of Emergency Management,  Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparednessthe European Journal of Emergency Medicine, Irish Journal of Paramedicine, and the British Paramedic Journal.  He is an approved Fulbright Specialist candidate in public administration.

He is a popular speaker, and has presented multiple times at:

  • The World Conference on Disaster Management ("Scot is so smart. An innovative thinker. He is definitely outside of the box." "Outstanding entertaining and informative. Made us THINK about approaching our professions differently;")
  • The International Association of Emergency Management Conference;
  • The FEMA Higher Education Conference; 
  • Continuity Insights (a perfect review of 5.0 for knowledge, preparedness, presentation, and content from over fifty participants at 2010 conference);
  • WCDM-Australia ("This was a killer - perfect, challenging, life-changing"-2009 Workshop Participant), and; 
  • Emergency Management Australia.
  • He has also presented at the New Zealand Emergency Management Conference, the New Zealand Business Continuity Conference, for Buenos Aires Civil Defense, and at conferences in Beijing, China and Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2013, he was a visiting professor at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Previously, Professor Phelps was the Program Director/Associate Professor for the Graduate Certificate in Emergency & Disaster Management in the Department of Health & Human Services at Southern Connecticut State University and for the Master's in Public Administration in Emergency & Disaster Management at Metropolitan College in New York City, served as Assistant Commissioner of Emergency Management at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, as Manager of Emergency Life Support Programs at Phelps Memorial Hospital, and as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine.  He served six years as an IAEM Certification Commissioner and four years as a DRII Education Commissioner.  He began working on the ambulance in 1983 and has been a paramedic for the past 28 years working and teaching in New York City, New Jersey, Virginia, and Connecticut.

Professor Phelps holds a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School (where he served on the National Health Law Moot Court team), a Master's in Public Health in both Health Policy & Health Administration from Yale Medical School (where he was a Farr Scholar and a Schlesinger Fellow), and a Bachelor's in Anthropology with honors from Columbia University.  As an attorney, he is admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey, and the federal courts.

Adjunct Professors

Adjunct faculty includes disaster and ambulance professionals and academics from around the New York City and around the world.