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; Tactical Medic 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 Planning Committee.

Richard O. Shields, Jr., M.D., FACEP
Emergency 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.

Douglas M. Kleiner, PhD
President, Tactical Medics International      

Doug Kleiner is a Tactical Medic and the President of Tactical Medics International, which serves several law enforcement agencies in Northeast Florida.  Doug served as the Director of Tactical Medicine and the Division Chief of Prehospital Services for the Department of Emergency Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida’s, Health Science Center in Jacksonville, Florida.  Doug received his doctoral degree (PhD) in Sports Medicine from Auburn University.  He is a CONTOMS graduate and instructor, and regularly attends tactical medicine courses and conferences.  Doug also serves as a Civilian Medical Educator on the Curriculum Examination Board for the United States Special Operations Command, and was the Jacksonville Clinical Site Coordinator for the Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center (Ft. Bragg, NC) combat medic rotation.  He is also an Auxiliary Member of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, and a former Deputy Commander of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT FL-4).  He is a certified instructor in a number of tactical disciplines ranging from Advanced HazMat Life Support to TASER.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida SWAT Association (FSA) and is the FSA Liaison to the International Tactical EMS Association (ITEMS).

Thomas J. DeMaio, EMT-P / Tactical
Dive Medical Technician-Advanced / Divemaster

Tom DeMaio is currently a Paramedic with Fort 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 Instructor

Kevin J. Braziel, NREMT-I
Security/Medical, Connecticut

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.

William "BJ" Hall, EMT-P
St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office / Jacksonville Fire and Rescue -Fla.

 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 / paramedic. Assigned to FEMA Team Task force 5 as a K-9 handler/Instructor.  BJ is an EMT/ Paramedic Instructor, BLS Instructor, Firearm Instructor, Driving Instructor Gen. Topic instructor and Swat team Instructor for the Basic 80 hour Swat Course. And Drill Instructor for Sheriff’s office Juvenile Boot Camp.

 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 Police Departments 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. Previously, Training and Special Operations director for Jasper County Emergency 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 Instructor; ASHI Instructor; NFA Instructor; Firefighter/Rescue Tech/Haz-Mat Tech

J. Preston Bowlin, EMT-P
Ocala Police/Fire-Fla. 

Preston is the Tactical SWAT 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.

David Dick, Special Projects Director
Alpha Response, Canada

 David 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. Professor

 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 Taylor, EMT-P
Fulton County Fire Department – Ga. 

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.

Jason McAvoy, NREMT-P
Tactical Medic

 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 / H.A.A.F. EMS

 Walter 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 program.

Eric A. Benning, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Director, Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness

Dr. Eric 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.
Carol Crockett, NREMT-P
Director of Education

Lead Paramedic Instructor with over 13 years paramedic experience - Instructor in ACLS, AMLS, BTLS, CPR Instructor Trainer, PLS and many others..

D. Brittany Hall, EMT-B
Staff Administrative Assistant