Brian is a Firefighter/Paramedic with over 20 years of experience in Fire/EMS. He is also a licensed EMS Instructor/Coordinator for the State of Michigan, teaching for a local college.
Brian began his career in the fire service in 1994, becoming an EMT in 1995 and a Paramedic in 1998. He has been working for a large city outside of Detroit since 1999 and has reached the rank of Lieutenant. He received his Instructor/Coordinator license in 2001.
Brian proudly served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve as an Independent Duty Corpsman (Medic). His duty stations included Air Station Detroit and Port
Security Unit 309. In 2012, Brian returned from a successful overseas deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During that deployment he maintained and cared for the medical health and well-being of his unit. In addition to his duties, Brian was the Tactical Corpsman assigned to a combined Navy/Coast Guard Vessel Boarding Team.
While in the military, Brian attended Deployment Medicine International’s OEMSSOF (Operational Emergency Medical Skills – SOF) live tissue course. During this 2 week training Brian mastered his deployment medical skills on live tissue in an austere environment involving tactical/combat situations.
Brian is a certified instructor for all ASHI CPR, First Aid, Wilderness Medicine programs, and NAEMT PHTLS/TCCC programs. His I/C license enables him to teach State of Michigan MFR, EMT-B, EMT-P, I/C classes and continuing education credits. He also holds certifications in TCCC, OEMS-SOF, PHTLS, ACLS, and PALS.