Specialized Paramedicine

Meet the Medics

SpecMed is a partnership and project between two paramedics who find themselves at the intersection of several unconventional areas of paramedicine, including intensive care transport, tactical medicine, and prehospital toxicology. We endeavor to share knowledge with the community of specialized paramedics and provide a forum for discussion of these topics. We have a particular interest in dynamic and participatory education and plan to move into these realms as the project develops.

RookerJim Rooker, NREMT-P, FP-C, MICP, AAS is employed by Livingston County, NY as a paramedic. He leads the tactical medic team, providing tactical medical support to the county’s SWAT team, and fills a number of other special operations roles. He also works for Rural Metro Medical Services where he provides tactical medicine and specialty care transport services. He has worked with all levels of law enforcement, including city, county, state, and federal teams. He holds a degree in paramedicine from Monroe Community College. Prior to entering the field of emergency services he worked in private security and served as a rifleman in the Marine Corps.

Jim can be contacted at jim@specmed.org.

TinelliSam Tinelli, NRP, MICP is employed as a paramedic supervisor at Livingston County EMS, where he leads the Specialty Care transport team and is a member of the Special Operations/HAZMAT team. He also works for AMR Rochester. Outside of his normal duties he mentors paramedic students and performs as a field training officer.  Before he became a paramedic he served 6 years as a second class petty officer in the United States Navy.

Sam can be contacted at sam@specmed.org.

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