Field Training Officer (Acadian Ambulance Central Louisiana Operations District)
Adjunct faculty at National EMS Academy (Alexandria, LA Campus)
Operations Supervisor (Acadian Ambulance Central Louisiana Operations District)
Ground Operations Basic EMT (Acadian Ambulance 1996 -1998)
Ground Operations Paramedic (Acadian Ambulance 1996 - 2008)
Remote Paramedic (Gulf of Mexico)
Adjunct Faculty (Louisiana State University-Eunice, Department of Fire and Emergency Science)
Roughneck (Chiles Offshore Corporation, Rig Enterprise)
Roustabout (Chiles Offshore Corporation, Rig Enterprise)
LTC-Teche Area Campus
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Louisiana State University at Eunice
Beau Chene High School (1992)
Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic (1998-present)
State of Louisiana certified EMS Educator (2000-present)
First Responder, EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic Instructor (2000-present)
Americian Heart Association (AHA) CPR Instructor (2000-present)
AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Instructor (2008-present)
AllSafe Low Force Driving Instructor (2003-present)
USCG STCW-95 Medical Care Person in Charge (MCPIC)
Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) Instructor
US DOT Specimen Collections Technician\Instructor
Breath Alcohol Technician\ Instructor
I have been involved in Emergency Medical Services since 1994. I started in EMS through volunteer fire service in my home town. In 1994, our local VFD developed a Medical First Responder system. I became a State of Louisiana certified First Responder that year. This stoked my already strong interest in EMS. Eventually, I re-enrolled into college at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) studying Emegency Health Science. I became a Nationally Registered EMT-Basic in January 1996, thus beginning my career with Acadian Ambulance & AirMed Services, Inc. in March of that year. I started Paramedic school in October 1996, working as a full-time EMT-Basic while attending Paramedic school. I received my National Registry EMT - Paramedic certification 20 June 1998. I have worked full-time as an ambulance Paramedic, EMS instructor, Field Supervisor, Field Training Officer and now serve as Education Coordinator for Safety Management Systems (subsidiary of Acadian Ambulance Service).
That would be great. My work address is;
Wairarapa District Health Board Ambulance Service,
P.O. Box 96,
I'm heading away on holiday very soon-YAY for me-so give me your address and I'll try to get a patch in the post to you before I go, otherwise it won't be until June.
Thanks in advance.
I see that you are interested in trading EMS patches. I am an EMT-B waaaay down in New Zealand (NZ), which is kind of between Australia and Antartica. I'm also trading EMS patches and building a collection for our station wall. If you are interested in trading with me, drop me a line.