Mission statement

It is the mission of the Emergency Medical Service Division of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association to advocate for the rights and benefits of its members through collective bargaining and political activism. The EMTs, Paramedics, Lieutenants, and Captains represented by this Union stand committed to protect, and provide the highest level of prehospital care for the residents and visitors of the City of Boston.

We represent approximately 400 of the hardest working men and women in the city of Boston who have been on the front lines of the opioid and COVID-19 pandemics. Our members respond to approximately 135,000 calls per year caring for patients experiencing medical, traumatic, and even behavioral or psychological emergencies while supporting upwards of 600 special events ranging from concerts, sports events, to the Boston Marathon.

Our Leadership


Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson served as the Chief Steward and Trustee for his former Union. He has been a registered state Paramedic since 2007, working in the private sector until hired with Boston EMS in January of 2014 Formerly assigned to Ambulance 18 covering Hyde Park and bid to Ambulance 13 covering 2014. Formerly assigned to Ambulance 18 covering Hyde Park and bid to Ambulance 13 covering Jamaica Plain, until being promoted to Paramedic in 2020 where he serves as a night spare. 


James McCabe
Vice President

James McCabe is a Lieutenant assigned to the evening shift staffing both the field and in dispatch operations. Prior to his promotion in 2021 James worked in Ambulance 4, covering the South End and has served as a Lead Field Training Officer for several academy classes. Hired in 2005, James has been an active member of the Union and was an active steward within the organization prior to him being elected as Vice President.


Nicholas Mutter

Nicholas Mutter is a Nationally Registered Paramedic and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Springfield College in EMS Management. He was hired in January of 2014, working primarily in Dorchester and Back Bay before being Promoted to Paramedic in 2020, now an evening spare. Nick has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2016 and a steward for the last several years. He is also a member of the department Peer Support Unit, acts as a Field Training Officer, and is a State EMS Instructor/Coordinator.


Marc Steeves

Marc Steeves was hired in 2008 and has served in Ambulance 1 covering the Downtown area and Squad 80 providing community outreach prior to his promotion to Lieutenant in 2021. Prior to being elected treasurer in 2018 he was a member of the House of Representatives and holds multiple certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency where he has served as a train-the-trainer in the Incident Command System.

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