EMS Officers

Deputy of EMS

EMS Deputy 9

EMS Captain

EMS Captain 9

Amy Fitzgerald

EMS Captain Fitzgerald is originally from Hillsdale, NJ. She graduated from the University of Delaware in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering. She is currently working as a Highway Engineer for a Newark design firm.

EMS Captain Fitzgerald joined Aetna in 2006 and became a NREMT-B and Delaware EMT-B in 2007. She has previously served as a Lieutenant for two years at Aetna, and as EMS Captain for 2 years and an EMS Deputy.


Lieutenant 7

Alec Thornton


Lieutenant 8

Chris Zistl

EMS Lieutenant 8 Chris Zistl joined the company in 1993, and has been a member for 25 years. He has held the previous position of EMS Captain, and also served on the Aetna Review Board. He is currently an engine/rescue driver, swiftwater rescue technician, and EMT. Chris has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Protection Engineering, and currently works at Bank of America.


Lieutenant 10

Mike Aulen

Lieutenant Aulen joined Aetna in the beginning of 2000. He has held the offices of Engine Captain and Rescue Captain. He is an interior firefighter and holds certifications as, NREMT, Field Training Officer, American Heart Association CPR/ AED and First Aid instructor, and Stop The Bleed Instructor. He has many hours of Technical Rescue Training including being a certified Swift Water Rescue Technician, Advanced Vehicle Rescue and Big Rig/Heavy Rescue Operations, NFA Incident Safety Officer. He is currently employed by Odessa Fire Company as a full time career firefighter/ EMT. When not working or at the firehouse you can often find him enjoying time with his kids and wife, at the beach or on the water Surf / Saltwater fishing.