Director - EMS Michael J. Volpe
Chief Michael J. Volpe, EMT-P, NRP has been a member of the Busti Fire Department since 1991. He served as fire chief from 2011-2017 and 2000-2002. Volpe is currently a senior paramedic with the newly established Chautauqua County EMS and serves as the chief of EMS operations for the Chautauqua Fire District #1. He is a past employee of the Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services, where he served as the 3rd battalion fire coordinator from 2002-2010. From 2000-2017, Volpe was employed as a nationally registered paramedic by EmergyCare Ambulance Service, the largest commercial EMS provider in northwestern Pennsylvania. He was previously employed as a flight paramedic with Stat Medevac, a flight paramedic with Starflight Medevac of Jamestown, NY, and has worked in various supervisory capacities in the EMS systems of both western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. Volpe currently holds dual certification as a paramedic in New York and Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Chautauqua County Emergency Medical Services Council, currently serving as chairman. A member of NYSAFC since 2000, Volpe was named a Chautauqua County regional representative in 2005, was appointed to the EMS Committee in 2008, and was elected EMS director in 2014.