Chad has a true passion for being an educator. His vision of teaching in a relaxed and unintimidating atmosphere laid the groundwork for how we teach classes today. Chad's extensive experience with emergency medicine allows him to not only support the concepts we convey in our classes but also reassures our clients that they will recieve quality instruction from a teacher who has been around the block a time or two.
Chad received a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration from Flagler College in St. Augustine. He is also a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program from the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Chad is a veteran to the classroom and understands the link between professional on-going education and delivery of care within the workplace. Working as a full time Paramedic/FireFighter, Chad is able to keep up with the latest innovations in the industry. Chad enjoys camping, salt water fishing, and spending time with his wife Christy and their two dogs Alf and Scooter.
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What is your favorite part of being a FireFighter?
I honestly enjoy helping people. Not just patients that I see when I work on the ambulance but I enjoy helping my brothers and sisters of the Fire Dept understand how to do their job better or safer.
What's the most important tool to have when camping?
A generator... No one should live without electricity. Even when camping.
What is your earliest memory from your childhood?
I remember fishing off the pier at Jax Beach. You had to have something underneath you when you did it or risked falling between the rotted boards on the pier.
How do you ensure you stay current?
Well even though Im an instructor, I will always be a student. The medical industry is forever evolving, changing, and finding new and better ways to practice medicine. The American Heart Association does a fantastic job with releasing new update material to instructors as well.
He is also a Field Training Officer (FTO) for the Fire Dept
He takes his dogs with him on camping trips.
Says he can fish all day even if he isnt catching anything.
Has been teaching AHA classes for 12+ years.
TWO QUICK FACTS ABOUT CHAD
DOGS > CATS
Buys Gators basketball
season tickets every year