My name is Chris, EMT-Paramedic, Ph.D. and I teach the CTE-Public Safety courses in high school. In addition, I teach the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) programs at Athens Drive Magnet High School.
Both the EMR and EMT programs are challenging, both academically and physically.
My EMS Education:
Attended Piedmont Technical Community College - EMT-Basic Certification (EMT)
Attended Durham Technical Community College - EMT-Intermediate Certification (EMT-I)
Attended Durham Technical Community College - EMT-Paramedic Certification (EMT-P)
Attended Johnston Community College - Certified Intensive Care Provider (CICP)
Attended Johnston Community College - Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Science (EMS)
5 years teaching with the American Red Cross
16 years Adjunct EMS Instructor Johnston Community College
5 years Adjunct Critical Care Instructor with Rex CCT
2 years Adjunct Critical Care Instructor with WakeMed CCT
2 years Education Program Director for WakeMed CCT
10 years Training Director for a local BLS Ambulance Service
12 years ACLS Instructor
10 years PALS Instructor
16 years PHTLS Instructor
2 years North Carolina OEMS Level I EMT-P Instructor
9 years North Carolina OEMS Level II EMT-P Instructor.
EMS Experience: 36 years involved in the field of EMS
I started my EMS career in an EMS/Rescue Explorer Post in 1985. I completed my EMT-Basic as a duel enrolled HS senior in 1988 (I took my NC EMT-Basic exam the Day of my Senior Prom) EMT for the 1988 Iron Man Triathlon in Hawaii 5 years volunteering with Orange County Rescue Squad 27 years career Paramedic with multiple EMS agencies and 7 of those years with a Critical Care agency 18 years serving as an EMS Chaplain
North Carolina EMT-Paramedic North Carolina OEMS Level II EMT-P Certified Intensive Care Provider (CICP) AHA Healthcare Provider (BCLS) AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Prehospital Trauma life support (PHTLS).
I still ride a truck as an EMT-Paramedic with ACCESS Care Critical Care Services.
Graduate Degree: Christian Life School of Theology - Master of Divinity, Theology
Undergraduate Degree: JCC - Associate in Science, Emergency Medical Technology
My interests and hobbies are to spend time with my wife, children, grandchildren, and all my animals. In addition, I enjoy learning new things for myself daily and teaching others.
EMT - Emergency Medical Technicians