New EMS Chief Paul DiCicco to be sworn in next week

  • Sep 26, 2016

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Sept. 26, 2016) – Manatee County Public Safety officials will swear in the newest Emergency Medical Services Chief Paul DiCicco during a brief badging ceremony on Oct. 3.

EMS Chief Paul DiCicco
EMS Chief Paul DiCicco

 Members of the media are invited to the ceremony which will begin at 6 p.m. in the first floor chambers of the Manatee County Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W. Since being appointed as acting EMS chief in February, Dicicco exceeded expectations, according to Public Safety Director Robert Smith. Smith said DiCicco worked with EMS command staff and others to develop changes that have improved turnover, morale and operations. 


“Having progressed through the ranks from volunteer to senior management, Paul has developed a tremendous amount of operational experience and knowledge in the many different sections of our EMS Division,” Smith said. “Paul has successfully demonstrated that he is fully qualified for the position and I have full confidence in his ability to lead our EMS Division and to serve as a member of the Senior Management Team of the Public Safety Department.” 


Paul DiCicco was born and raised in St. Petersburg. He attended St. Petersburg College and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Emergency Medical Services. 


Paul began his career with Manatee County in September, 2005.  Prior to being hired full time by Manatee County, Paul was a member of the Manatee County EMS Auxiliary.  During his time with auxiliary gained valuable experience which prepared him for a full time position.  He brought eight years of hospital experience to EMS where he worked in various departments.


While employed with Manatee County, Paul has advanced through the ranks of Charge Paramedic, Lieutenant, Deputy Chief of Clinical Affairs, and now was recently appointed to the position of EMS Chief. 


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