Firefighter – Captain
Central Valley FD fire & EMS training committee member
National Registry Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic
EMT-Basic Instructor – Montana State University Extended Studies
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Basic Life Support Instructor (CPR/BLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)
National EMS Educator’s Association member
OSHA/Safety Coordinator and Trainer for Dynojet Research, Inc.
Experience in public safety communications technology in Montana
Understanding of Federal, State, and Local protocols within the EMS System
Well versed with current radio system and basic CAD theories and principles
Professionally, I oversee the Praetorian Group’s online EMS initiatives, including EMS1 and its sub-sites, including ParamedicTV, Paramedic.com and EMSGrantsHelp.com. I supervises all aspects of daily site operations, with an additional focus on company-wide online growth initiatives and internet collaborative functionality.
During the course of 15 years in both rural and urban fire and EMS settings, I have worked as a street paramedic, field training officer, and Operations Manager. I enhanced technology communications between field EMS providers and Emergency Departments, have provided expert content review of EMS/fire training materials, and have designed and maintained distance learning and delivery programs for EMS services. l frequently lectures on EMS issues; specifically in the realm of technology, distance education and electronic communications.
Online Director - EMS1 Network
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
In 1992, I was driving by Station #5 in my hometown of Billings, Montana. That's when I realized it -- the 'awe' of the fire engine ended with elementary school. But, it had not for me. That was the beginning of my career in public safety. A true passion. Something I can't describe.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Lights & Sirens coupled with holding the hand if the sick and injured -- A perfect marriage
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Professionalism in EMS
Career path in private EMS
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Hey! I was at the EMS symposium last weekend, and I thought you did a good job on both of your presentations. I must have been listening cause here I am on this website leaving you a message. Also, I totally loved your other presentation about the power of touch, I think often people get to caught up in all the toys and technology to actually give the patient that caring touch that they need to help them feel less nervous and less like just another sick or hut person to us, and more like a human being that we are genuinley trying to hep!