Chief- Nicholas E. Vazquez, NRP, MICP
Nicholas has been a member of the Independence First Aid Squad since 2013. Nicholas obtained his EMT in 2014 and has been an active member, holding numerous officer positions. In addition, Nicholas has served as the organization's chief for the past five years. In January 2021, Nicholas obtained his Paramedic License and currently works as a Paramedic for Saint Clare's Health System and St. Joseph's Health. Nicholas also serves as an Instructor for Saint Clare's and a Tactical Paramedic for a local County..
Nicholas holds an associate degree in Paramedicine and an associate's degree in Fire Science. Additionally, Nicholas is attending a Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security program at American Public University.