Paul Hood

The Honorable Paul Hood is a decorated veteran who served in the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm. Immediately after high school he enlisted in the US Air Force, serving as an Air Traffic Controller. After leaving the military, he moved back to the Finger Lakes region of New York where he worked in emergency medicine, serving on the Board of Directors, the Director of Operations and the Director of Training at Victor Farmington Volunteer Ambulance Corp. In 1999 he became an NYS paramedic. Paul became more active in politics through EMS, attempting to change protocols and increase training standards throughout the region. He was eventually promoted to the Disaster Response Team (DRT), a select group of paramedics charged with responding to FEMA and state requests associated with disasters. Paul saw duty at World Trade Center after the terror attacks of 9/11/01 and hurricanes Katrina and Rita in September of 2005. Following his successful career in DRT, he returned to school, graduating with an AS Degree in Business Administration, HR and Law minors. He completed his AS in Paralegal studies in May 2014. In his off time, Paul enjoys riding motorcycles and is an active member of the Patriot Guard Riders of New York, protecting the sanctity of funerals for military, law enforcement officers, EMS and fire fighters. On July 4th, 2013, Paul was approached by the Heroes Memorial Foundation, Inc. to assist them with the Granite Mountain Hotshot Team tragedy in Prescott Arizona. Currently he is working as the Public Information Officer responsible for ensuring accurate information is released to news media outlets, and to the appropriate on-line forums. Paul is currently the town judge of Senaca, NY. Paul is responsible for all media relations regarding Fire & Rescue and Military Heroes.