David E. Hall Jr., NREMT-P
CEO / Instructor
Dave is the founder and president of
RTI (1992). He is
the director of the
Chatham County Citizen Corps
Office of Community Preparedness and has over 27 years as a Medic and
an EMS Administrator with 16
years managing the largest EMS
agency in southeast Georgia;
many years as a medic-supervisor
for a large County Police
operated EMS. His
certifications include a degree
in Business Administration; Flight Paramedic;
Instructor; EMT-Intermediate Instructor; Nationally Registered Paramedic and Paramedic
licensed in the states of Georgia and Florida. He received his initial Tactical Medic
training at CONTOMS (Counter Narcotics Tactical Operations Medical
Support) program in Bethesda, MD and served as staff member for the CONTOMS
program at FLETC (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center) in Brunswick,
GA. Dave became the first Tactical Medic
assigned to the Savannah Police Department's Emergency
Response Team (SWAT). He is also a licensed US Coast
Guard Captain (charter boat). Dave is a board member of several companies and is
a current member and past chairman of the Chatham County Local Emergency
Richard O. Shields, Jr., M.D., FACEP
Physician / Medical Director
In 1984, Dr. Shields moved to
Savannah to join Emergency Medical Group at Memorial Medical Center.
While at MMC he served as Medical Director of the Emergency Department and
Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, and served on many hospital
committees including Medical Executive, Occurrence Screening, Utilization
Review, Critical Care, and Trauma. At the end of 1997, Dr. Shields left MMC to
help establish SouthCoast UrgentCare. In early 1999 he
was recruited to join the expanding group of physicians at GEA.
He currently staffs four of the GEA hospital ED's and currently serves as Medical Director of the Candler ED. He also is the web master for
GEA Online. Dr.
Shields was Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine
(ABEM) in 1984, and re-certified in 1994. He also
serves as an Oral Board Examiner for ABEM. He is a member and
Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
He has held numerous offices with the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians including a two-year term as President. He
currently serves on the GCEP Board of Directors.
Lt. Gary J. Glemboski, MA, NREMT-I
Director of Tactical Training
Lt. Glemboski is currently the Commander of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Dept. Training Unit. His
membership in the departments Emergency Response Team (ERT) includes 21
years and commander of the unit for 12 years. Lt. Glemboski has been in law
enforcement since 1978 and has been a certified EMT since 1979. He co-developed
the RTI Tactical Medic program with Dave Hall, who was his partner in 1980-1981.
Lt. Glemboski is Director of the Georgia Tactical Training Group (G-TAC) and
instructs all levels of tactical training and physical skills. Lt. Glemboski has
a Masters Degree in Public Administration, and is a graduate of Georgia Law Enforcement Command College and the
FBI National Academy.
Lt. Glemboski also holds instructor certifications as a scuba instructor with
NAUI and ERDI and is a Public Safety Scuba Instructor
and is a member of the ERDI Advisory Board. Lt. Glemboski has been published in
several publications to include SWAT magazine and the FBI Bulletin.
M. Kleiner, PhD
Kleiner is a
Tactical Medic and
the President of
serves several law
served as the
Director of Tactical
Medicine and the
Division Chief of
for the Department
Medicine in the
College of Medicine
at the University of
Science Center in
(PhD) in Sports
Medicine from Auburn
University. He is a
CONTOMS graduate and
also serves as a
Educator on the
for the United
and was the
Coordinator for the
Training Center (Ft.
Bragg, NC) combat
medic rotation. He
is also an Auxiliary
Member of the
Department, and a
Commander of the
Assistance Team (DMAT
FL-4). He is a
in a number of
Advanced HazMat Life
Support to TASER.
He currently serves
on the Board of
Directors for the
and is the FSA
Liaison to the
Thomas J. DeMaio, EMT-P / Tactical
Dive Medical Technician-Advanced / Divemaster
Tom DeMaio is currently a Paramedic with
Stewart/Hunter Army Air Field EMS. He also works in Savannah as both a 911
system Paramedic and a Mobile Intensive Care unit Critical Care (MICU)
Paramedic. Tom has 11 years EMS experience and 15 years of Law Enforcement
Experience. Tom spent 3+ years as a Deputy U.S. Marshall where he also served as
the Firearms Instructor for the Southern District of Georgia. He is also a
Divemaster and a Dive Medical Technician-Advanced (DMT-A). Tom teaches all
levels of waterborne training; Law Enforcement Tactical Swimmer (LETS 1 & 2),
Emergency Response Diver, (ERD-A, 1 &2) etc. Additional instructor certifications include: BTLS and PHTLS
advanced, BCLS Instructor Trainer, Advanced Haz Mat Life Support Instructor,
PALS Instructor, First Responder Instructor, Pre Hospital Management of
Traumatic Brain Injury - Train the Trainer.
Tom is also certified by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and
Training (POST) as a Law Enforcement Instructor – General Studies and Firearms
Kevin J. Braziel, NREMT-I
Kevin has over 14 years training in the
martial arts and
12 years with Edged Weapons under two Grand
Masters. He served eight years in the US Marine Corps.
During which he was with the 31st MEU SOC., S. T. A.,
Recon... Conducting "Real World Operations " Kevin
has worked with and trained some of the best Military/Government
Units in the world. Kevin is also a Small Arms Weapons Instructor, primary marksmanship
instructor and CO Instructor for GTAC.
Formally the Captain for Seymour EMS Kevin is a NREMT I,
EMT T, certifications include PHTLS, PALS, ACLS,
lifeguard, CPR/First Aid Instructor and founding
Member of CT1 DMAT. He is currently working in
the Security/Medical Sector globally.
"BJ" Hall, EMT-P
St. Johns County
Sheriff’s Office /
Jacksonville Fire and
BJ is a Sr. Swat
Team member and
Tactical Medic Team
leader of a 25-man team.
BJ started with SJSO in
1988 as a Full time
Deputy, assigned to
Patrol / K-9
after working for nine
years as a Patrol/
Narcotics K-9 handler,
and Three Dogs. BJ
switched to the Swat
team as a Tactical
Paramedic and Rappel
Master and Electronics.
He is also assigned to
the dive team as
a state cert. Police
Diver and to the
E.O.D. unit (Bomb Squad)
/ BJ also works for
the City of
Jacksonville Fire Dept
as a fire fighter /
to FEMA Team Task
force 5 as a K-9
is an EMT/ Paramedic
Instructor Gen. Topic
instructor and Swat
team Instructor for the
Basic 80 hour Swat
Course. And Drill
Instructor for Sheriff’s
office Juvenile Boot
Carl R. Boyd, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Physician / Professor
As a CONTOMS "Medical Director's Course"
graduate, he was instrumental in starting the Tactical Medic Program in
Savannah. Carl received his undergraduate degree at the University of
Louisville in 1972 and subsequently completed medical school at the University
of Kentucky in 1976.
Following medical school, Dr. Boyd completed Surgical Residency training
at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. From 1983 to 1993, Dr. Boyd maintained a surgical practice,
and was appointed as the Director of Trauma Services and Medical Director of
LIFESTAR and MedStar emergency medical services. He served as the Director of the Department of Surgical
Education from 1993-2000. Dr.
Boyd is a member of numerous local and national professional societies and has
published over 50 articles in nationally recognized journals. He is a full Professor at
Mercer University School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Surgery
at the Medical College of Georgia.
In addition to being board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical/Critical
Care, Dr. Boyd is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Lt. Doug Byrd, NREMT-P
Special Ops Director, Jasper Co. EMS - S.C.
Doug is a Patrol
Officer / Tactical Medic
with the Ridgeland
and the assigned
Tactical Medic for
Jasper County Sheriff's
Office. The majority
of his Tactical
experience is from the
U.S.M.C where he
was active duty for 4
years. Doug has been a
paramedic for 6
years, and he has
been a Firefighter for
over 15 years.
and Special Operations
director for Jasper
Services, S.C. Doug
has been instructing
students for 7 years in
various fire and EMS
related topics. Doug is
a graduate of the first
Tactical Medic Course at
Rescue Training, Inc.
Instructor and certs
include: NREMT-P; AHA
Preston Bowlin, EMT-P
Preston is the
Medic Team Leader for Ocala Police Dept. and
Instructor for Marion County Sheriffs Office
Emergency Management. Preston has been instructing
students the last 10 years in various EMS and Fire
related courses. He is an active Paramedic on
a busy A.L.S. rescue for Ocala Fire Rescue.
Currently a Special Operations Member (Haz-Medic,
Confine Space, Trench Rescue and High Angle) and
a member of Fla. USAR Task Force 8. Preston
has been a paramedic for 5 yrs. And in the fire
service for 12 yrs. He is also a Paramedic and EMT
Instructor at Central Florida Community College
- Fla. He is an Instructor at the Florida State
Fire College instructing basic recruits. WMD
Instructor through State Fire College. Critical Care Transport Paramedic for Munroe
Regional Medical Center for 4 yrs.and Instructor
certifications ACLS, BLS, BTLS, EMT,Paramedic, Haz-mat,
Flight Paramedic, Firefighting and W.M.D. (EMS,
Incident Command, Company Officer)
C. Leigh Culver, NREMT-P
President, Global Med-X, LLC
Global Med-X is a company with expertise in providing medical support for
international corporations and governmental agencies. We have cross-cultural
medical experience in the arctic regions, Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast
Asia and West Africa. They can
provide any operation with highly trained and qualified medical personnel. We
have the experience and know-how in providing any level of medical support for
any type of project, including those within the area of sensitive special
operations. They have considerable experience in providing medical support
services to the oil industry.
Dick, Special Projects Director
Alpha Response, Canada
Dick is a SAR-Medic with an extensive 15yr
background ranging from Ground Zero to TAC-SAR.
David's certifications include: Canadian Paramedic,
PHTLS, ABLS, ACLS, AMLS, HazMat, Rig Rescue Operator,
Search Master, Advanced Diver, and Swift Water Rescue
Tech. He is also a wilderness/urban survival
instructor, has anextensive background in martial
arts and is currently completing his CPS at ESI.
His rescue operations have included the Oklahoma City
Bombing, projects in Beirut Lebanon and most
recently as a K9-Handler in Iran (with Ceilidh
who is significantly smarter than him). He is the
co-founder of Alpha Response; a team dedicated to
providing the highest standard of care available in
international hostile environments, as well as training
to domestic organizations who depend on real-world
first-aid and rescue/med skills.
Robert E. Johnson, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Physician / Rt. Major -US Army
Dr Johnson is the CEO of Southeast
ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery, PC and is a consultant for the Chatham
County Health Department for “Weapons of Mass Destruction."; Major, U.S.
Army, retired. Active duty from July 1975 to August 1986, then again from June
1990 until retirement in June 2001. Enlisted service from 1975-1981 as U.S
Army Ranger and in U.S. Army Special Forces, attaining rank of E-6. Served
as Physician Assistant and medical platoon leader from 1981-1986 in the Berlin
Brigade, in the 1st Armor Division in Germany and in the Dept of
Family Practice at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA, and attaining
rank of CW3. Following medical school, residency and fellowship training, served
as Chief, Head & Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery and Assistant Chief,
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
from 1996-2001.Bob is an active ATLS Course Director and State Faculty.
William J. Bromberg, M.D.
Physician / Asst.
WILLIAM J. BROMBERG, M.D., completed his undergraduate
education at The University of Virginia in 1992 and went on to earn his
medical degree from the same school in 1996.
Following completion of his general surgery residency at Lehigh Valley
Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Dr. Bromberg underwent fellowship training
in trauma and surgical critical care at Lehigh Valley's Level I trauma center.
He joined the staff of the Savannah Surgical Group in 2002 and is an assistant
professor of surgery at Mercer University School of Medicine.
Dr. Bromberg is board certified in both general surgery and critical care.
Jason is the
Tactical SWAT Medic Team Leader for the
Fulton County Fire Dept. which provides medics to
the Fulton County Police and Sheriff’s Departments
Tactical Teams. Jason is an active Paramedic on
a busy A.L.S. Engine Company for Fulton County Fire
Dept. Also he is currently assigned as a Special
Operations Member (Haz-Mat., Confine Space, Trench
Rescue and High Angle) for a GSAR Technical Rescue Team.
Jason is also currently certified as a Rescue Diver and
currently is completing his Dive Master certification.
Jason has been a paramedic for 8 yrs. and in the fire
service for 14 yrs.
Fulton County Fire Department – Ga.
Jason McAvoy, NREMT-P
Jason is currently a full time
Paramedic with Wilkes Co. EMS and a
CCEMT-P/Flight Paramedic based out of
Augusta GA. Jason received his
Tactical Medic certificate in 2001.
He supports several different counties including and surrounding Wilkes. He has been in EMS for 8 years and
has certifications in ACLS, BTLS, PALS, BLS Instructor, Traumatic Brain Injury
Management, Aircraft Safety, CCEMT-P, Haz-Mat Awareness, Farm-medic, Lifeguard,
Open Water Diver and Tactical Medic.
Walter Nichols, NREMT-P
Director, Ft. Stewart /
is a Flight Paramedic for LifestarOne in Savannah in addition to his
responsibilities as the Director of EMS for Ft. Stewart/ HAAF EMS. He is
an instructor in practically all advanced EMS courses, including ACLS, BTLS,
PHTLS, PALS, etc. Walter brings almost 20 years of experience to the
A. Benning, M.D., M.P.H.
Benning, an Internal Medicine physician, is the
medical director of the Fulton County Department of
Health and Wellness. He has served in several
capacities since joining the Department in 1992,
including a two-year appointment as Acting
Commissioner of Health. Active on several health
committees and community health initiatives, including
serving as an adjunct faculty member for Community
Health and Preventive Medicine at the Morehouse
School of Medicine and served on the Emory
University School of Public Health Accreditation
Review Service Committee. He earned his master’s degree
in public health from the Emory University, Rollins
School of Public Health.
Medical Director, Fulton County Department of Health and
Director of Education
Lead Paramedic Instructor
with over 13 years paramedic experience - Instructor in
ACLS, AMLS, BTLS, CPR Instructor Trainer, PLS and many
D. Brittany Hall, EMT-B
Staff Administrative Assistant