David H. Fischler, Esq. is the Chair of the NFPA 1917 Technical Committee on Ambulances. He has 29 years of career fire service experience with the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services, retiring as commissioner. He is a former New York State paramedic and was involved with EMS from 1966-2009 as an EMS provider and serving in various capacities on the Nassau/Suffolk Regional EMS Council and the Suffolk Regional EMS Council. He is also a nationally designated Chief Fire Officer by the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Chief Fischler maintains a law practice in New York with emphasis on EMS, fire and emergency management issues as well as firefighter cancer and post 9/11 injuries and illnesses.