Today, the spotlight is on Paramedic Verena Kansog, a 10-year veteran in our Department. She currently serves at Division 1 in Manhattan as an ALS Coordinator.
“As an ALS Coordinator, I am assigned many task and take on multiple roles. A few things that I am responsible for is tracking Paramedics and making sure they complete their internships, as well as staying up to date with their certifications,” Kansog explained. “I also have to make sure EMS stations are equipped with supplies and assist with coordinating EMS competitions, narcotic auditing, among other things. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make sure our Paramedics are able to do their job.”
Paramedic Kansog joined the Department in September 2015. She previously served at Station 7 in Manhattan.
“My mother was born and raised in Brazil and my Dad was born in raised in Germany. I am the first American born and first to work in emergency medicine in my family,” she explained. “While studying to become a Paramedic, I worked for the Department of Defense at Fort Dix. I was also a Sergeant in the United States Army as a Reservist for ten years.”
“If you are thinking about becoming an EMT or Paramedic, do it. If you have the chance to join, then join. You will be amazed at the things you can do here. I do this job because I truly love what I do, and to make a difference in a stranger’s life is something that you cannot explain. It’s a powerful career,” she added.
Serving New York City as a Paramedic is a promotional opportunity offered to our EMTs and we’re currently hiring for more EMTs and EMS Trainees. Apply today by clicking here.