Eric brings with him to MOVAC his tremendous experience and commitment to the residents of our Northern Operating Area.
Eric began his EMS career in 2007 with S&S Ambulance, acquiring his NYS Paramedic Certification in 2015, then eventually serving as President of S&S Ambulance for many years thereafter. Through his leadership and steadfast commitment to our northern townships, Eric has been able to foster those important relationships during the eventual merger of MOVAC and S&S Ambulance.
Eric's additional responsibilities with MOVAC include management of our Continuous Quality Assurance Program as well as general clinical oversight.
Eric enjoys the carpentry trade when not immersed in EMS related responsibilities and enjoys his time off with his wife April and their four daughters.
Deputy Chief, Clinical CQI
Eric Jenison, EMT-P
Chris was born and raised in Frankfort, NY. Taking advantage of a student credit program through Frankfort Schuyler Central High School, Chris joined the Frankfort Fire Department at the age of 17. That program shaped his future career aspirations.
Chris excelled through EMT certification and completed his Paramedic certification in 2015 from Herkimer County Community College. Just prior to this, Chris joined the ranks at MOVAC.
At MOVAC, Chris has built his reputation as a thoughtful caring provider that truly enjoys helping people in their times of need. With this passion, Chris continues to challenge himself with pursuing a nursing field education.
Chris's responsibilities at MOVAC include personnel administration and scheduling oversight.
Chris enjoys all sports, is a forever Bills fan, and enjoys his off time with family and friends.
Deputy Chief, Personnel
Chris Ciccone, EMT-P
Eric Brinski, better known as “Cougar” in the region, was born and raised in the Mohawk Valley, spending most of his life residing in East Herkimer. He began his life in EMS in 1995 as a junior volunteer at MOVAC. In 1998, he obtained his certification as a NYS EMT and then began EMS as a career in 2002 while gaining further certification as a Critical Care Technician, and then receiving his Paramedic certification in 2007. Through those years, Cougar was also heavily involved with the East Herkimer Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter while maintaining his volunteer status at MOVAC. Cougar has worked for multiple agencies in the region, including Edwards, Kunkel, and AmCare Ambulance, where he thankfully got his first start in career EMS. Returning to MOVAC as a full-time paramedic in 2017, he has since enjoyed his time back with his home agency.
Cougar is MOVAC's training officer, which entails both training and preceptorship of new employees as well prospective EMTs. MOVAC employees complete a compliment of yearly mandated and continuing educational training objectives. Cougar also provides MOVAC MRT oversight.
On his off-time, Cougar enjoys many outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and going camping with his family. He is also currently pursuing a degree with American Military University on a part-time basis. Cougar currently resides in the Village of Mohawk with his wife, Allison, their three children and their dog, Yoda.
Deputy Chief, Training and MRT
Eric Brinski, NREMT-P
Robert, affectionately known as "Little Bear", joined MOVAC in 2012 as a employee. Robert's dedication to Emergency Services began in 2006 as a volunteer with the Schuyler Vol. Fire Company, Inc. serving as a firefighter and eventually completing his EMT certification. Over the years Robert rose through the ranks and served in many capacities.
Robert is certified as a Critical Care Technician and is currently enrolled in an advanced standing Paramedic program.
Roberts responsibilities at MOVAC include Vehicle and Fleet Oversight as well as assistance with program administration of controlled substances.
During his off time, Robert enjoys hunting and 4-wheeling with his UTV. Robert resides in the Town of Schuyler and is the proud father of two boys.