David Brenner has been providing advanced life support as a member of the Holbrook Fire Department since 1979. He continues to provide active service and leadership as the Captain of the medical company. Mr. Brenner has provided instruction in EMS since 1981 teaching EMT, EMT-Critical Care for Suffolk County EMS and as a full professor at Suffolk County Community College. Since 2010, he has been instructing at LaGuardia Community College in the EMT and Paramedic programs. Mr. Brenner is a Paramedic, Certified Instructor/Coordinator, Regional Faculty, and Instructor of ACLS, PALS, CPR, PHTLS, AMLS, GEMS, PTEP, and EMS Safety.
Mr. Brenner serves as New York State regional faculty in both Suffolk County and New York City, training EMS providers to be instructors. He is able to integrate his many years as professional educator and school administrator/supervisor into his instructor training. Mr. Brenner also served as a member and chair of the Suffolk Regional Emergency Medical Services Council charged with oversight and guidance for the region. Mr. Brenner reports that his involvement in the development of the new NAEMT course, Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients (PTEP), has been one of the most rewarding and practice-changing endeavors in his career. He is also the author of 12-Lead ECG Made Clear and Simple, a lecture and practice series. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge and strategies with other EMS professionals.