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EDUCATION

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Administration, Finance     
Master of Business                                  
       
California State University, Long Beach, CA                                         
Bachelor of Science, Public Safety Management – Occupational Studies   

Center for Emergency Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA                             
Paramedic Program, DOT Revised Curriculum Pilot Program       

Licensures / Certifications

·    Nationally Registered & California Licensed EMT-Paramedic
·    Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
·    Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
·    Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR)
·    Firefighter I
·    Rescue Systems I
·    Low Angle Rope Rescue Operations (LARRO)
·    National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200, 700 & 800
·    Haz Mat Operations Level
·    Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD)
·    EVT Certified Fire Pumps (F3) Specialist, Detroit Diesel Series 60 Certificate
  
    
CURRENT EXPERIENCE

City of El Cajon  2002 - 2006, 2011- Present
Firefighter / Paramedic

Shift EMT Instructor
Managed all EMT and in house training for shift firefighters throughout battalion. Involved in creating training programs, actual instruction and record keeping / audit.

Grant funding coordinator
Responsible for completing grant RFPs, capital budgeting and program management for both
public and private grant funding opportunities.

Creator / coordinator of public access defibrillation program
Responsible for successful acquisition and subsequent deployment of 14 defibrillators throughout
jurisdiction, and associated public relations, training and maintenance program creation.

Multiple articles published in national medical and firefighting trade journals
Articles appeared in Journal of Emergency Medical Services, Journal of Paramedic Practice (UK),
Emergency Medical Services Magazine, and California State Firefighters Association Magazine.
(Listed at bottom of document)

Elected officer (secretary and treasurer) and Political Action Committee Member of El Cajon Firefighters’ Association

Emergency Medical Care Committee, County of San Diego 2012 – Present
Secondary Representative for San Diego County Paramedic association                                                                                                                
San Diego, California

Countywide medical direction task force, operating under guidance of county medical director

Commercial Medical Escorts, Inc. 2012 – Present
Paramedic(PerDiem)                                                                                                                     
San Diego, California

Paramedic for international / domestic flight transport service

National Disaster Medical System,  (DMAT CA-4 Team)2010 – Present
Paramedic                                                                                                                     
San Diego, California

Paramedic on deployable Level 1 Disaster Medical team

PAST EXPERIENCE

Aeromedevac 2010 – 2011
Flight Paramedic                                                                                                                    
El Cajon, California

Part time employment for fixed wing international medical transport service.  Trauma and critical care environment involving expanded scope treatment modalities.
 
American Medical Response  1998 – 2002
Paramedic                                                                                                                     
Las Vegas, NV & San Francisco, CA

Field Paramedic 

Dispatch / EMD Trained
Was only field paramedic cross trained for dispatching.

System Status Committee
Participation in unit deployment / strategy decision process.

Fast Response 2001 – 2002
EMS Instructor                                                                                                                     
Berkeley, CA

Instructior 
Taught ACLS, PALS and CPR to healthcare professionals

Program Creation / Management
Created and produced an introductory course on the prehospital trauma system for students

PUBLICATIONS

Available Upon Request

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

o    Guest Speaker, San Diego State University Graduate Business Program

o    Supervisory Audit Committee Member, El Cajon Federal Credit Union

o    Instrument Rated Private Pilot

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