Team - Carl Tramontana

Carl Tramontana, BS, EMT-P, CHEP, is the Senior Associate with Incident Management Solutions, Inc., a New York-based certified emergency management consultancy specializing in planning, training, and operational leadership for emergencies and major events.  An Emergency Manager and a Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional with the practice, Chief Tramontana brings 32 years of progressively responsible public safety and emergency management experience to our clients’ benefit every day.  In 2009, Carl was in the first cohort to receive the coveted new credential, Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (Master’s level) from the Board of Certified Hazard Control Management.  Prior to joining the firm, he was the Director of Emergency Management for Westchester County, New York, where his responsibilities included emergency planning for the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, and management of several federally-declared disasters.

Certified as a paramedic since 1979, Chief Tramontana has served in many capacities during his 27-year career with City of New York Fire Department’s (FDNY) Emergency Medical Service Command (and the New York City Emergency Medical Service, prior to their 1996 merger), including Deputy Chief responsible for EMS operations in the borough of Queens, Captain of the EMS Training Academy, and Lieutenant in the Special Operations Division.  A certified Hazardous Material Technician, he led HAZ-TAC (hazardous materials tactical) ambulance units deployed across the city, responding to hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction incidents.  Chief Tramontana taught in the FDNY Hazardous Materials School, developing programs and training all FDNY personnel in response to hazardous materials and terrorism incidents.  In 2004, he graduated from the Combating Terrorism and Leadership Program, the first curriculum taught jointly by the United States Military Academy at West Point and FDNY.

Chief Tramontana was a member of the city’s federal Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team (NYTF-1) since its inception in 1993, serving as a Medical Specialist.  He responded with the team to the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, as well as the World Trade Center terrorist attacks in 1993 and 2001, to participate in rescue and recovery operations.

An adjunct instructor with both the National Fire Academy and George Washington University, Carl Tramontana teaches in the EMS and Special Operations and Management of Health Sciences Organizations (basic and advanced) programs.  He represented FDNY on the National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committee on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations.  Chief Tramontana is an instructor-trainer in the curricula for HazMat for Healthcare, the Incident Command System (ICS), the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  While working for New York City, he created and managed the EMS Command Officer Training Program, which has been used for EMS Officer training since 1991.

During his career, Chief Tramontana received numerous honors and awards, including the Jack Pintchik Humanitarian Award, Executive Director’s Medal, Life Saving Medal, and several Pre-hospital Save Medals.  He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Adelphi University, has served as a volunteer firefighter in Nassau County, New York, and was a peer counselor in the EMS Critical Incident Stress Management Program.