About Our Team

What Makes Our Team The Best Fit For You?

SoCal EMT Training was established in 2013. Our instructors are currently working in the field; one as an Emergency Services Coordinator for the City of Murrieta Fire Dept., and EMT Program Director for Mt. San Jacinto Community College and the other as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department for a major healthcare provider. Our staff collectively possess over 45 years of emergency experience including a practicing paramedic, paramedic supervision, training and program development, management of paramedic educational services, emergency room nursing and charge nurse experience in a busy emergency room. Our staff has the following certifications:

• Registered Nurse-California Board of registered nursing
• TNCC-Trauma Nurse Core Course
• Emergency Medical Technician
• Telemetry Technician Certification
• Phlebotomy Certification
• CPR for Healthcare Provider
• ACLS Certified
• PALS certified
• AED Instructor
• First Aid Instructor-National Safety Council
• NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Seat Technician Certification

Our EMT training course features a “Personal Approach” to learning. Our students learn through real life settings, videos, PowerPoint presentations, lectures, and manipulative skills demonstrations. We are committed to warrant that each of our students are ready to enter the workforce as a competent EMT. Emergency and heatlhcare training should be easy to learn, concise in its presentation, and useful in a real world sense. The goal of SoCal EMT Training are not just about compliance, but rather absorbing, comprehension, and applying expertise to each individual’s life, in order to improve it and make the world a safer place.

It is our mission to provide a comfortable and relaxed learning environment.

Meet Our Team

Learn more about our team of instructors or come in for a tour and meet them in person.

Tyler Andrews

Tyler Andrews

Paramedic – Primary Instructor

Tyler acquired his interest in the medical field while doing medical missions and disaster relief work. He started working in a physical therapy clinic with aspirations of becoming a Physician’s Assistant and went to EMT school to start attaining experience. Tyler currently works for AMR Hemet as a Paramedic and at Rancho Springs Medical Center as an ER Tech.

Art Durbin EMT Instructor at Southern Califoria EMS Training

Art Durbin

EMT-P, BSN, MSed – Primary Instructor

Art began his EMS career as an EMT in 1975. He then went on to become a Paramedic and then a Registered Nurse. Art has been teaching in the EMS field for over 30 years and holds a Masters degree in postsecondary education.

Ron Brossard

Ron Brossard

U.S. Army Combat Medic – Primary Instructor

Ron first became interested in EMS after receiving his Combat Life Saver Certificate in 2009 while serving in the Marine Corps as an infantryman. In 2011 Ron received his EMT certification and has worked for AMR Hemet as an EMT. After separating from the Marine Corp in 2013 he joined the Army National Guard where he currently serves as a combat medic.

Autumn Mitchell

Autumn Mitchell

Paramedic – Primary Instructor

Autumn’s grandfather was a firefighter and she always wanted to follow in his footsteps. She began her dream when she took her paramedic program in the San Diego area. Since then she has been serving others for twelve years. Autumn previously worked as a Paramedic on a cruise line and as a Paramedic for AMR. She is currently working for REACH as a Flight Paramedic and hopes to one day return to school to become a nurse.

EMT Training Instructors Greg

Greg Tolle

Paramedic – Primary Instructor

Greg became interested in pursuing a career in the fire service in the early 1980’s. His first step was EMT school at Citrus College followed by working at a private ambulance company in Los Angeles County. While working as an EMT, Greg attended Rio Honda College to complete the Fire Academy. He was hired by Alhambra Fire Department and attended paramedic school. Greg is now retired from Orange County Fire Authority as an Engineer/Paramedic after 33 years in fire and the EMS field. Currently he is working part time as a Firefighter at Disneyland.

Jade San Nicolas

Jade San Nicolas

Paramedic – Skills Instructor

After taking an EMT class, Jade knew she wanted to learn more and decided to become a Paramedic. Jade has been in this line of work for five years and has previously worked as an EMT with Mission Ambulance and was an ER Tech at Inland Valley. She currently works as a Paramedic for AMR.

Chris Burch

Chris Burch

Paramedic – Skill Instructor

Chris started as a volunteer Firefighter in 1992 and became an EMT in 1994. He attended paramedic school in 2014 (he was obviously not the youngest in the class). He is excited to be a part of the next generation of EMS providers. Chris has worked in the EMS field for 26 years and is currently a Fire Captain/Paramedic for Pechanga Fire Department.

Cullen Perine

Cullen Perine

Paramedic – Skill Instructor

Cullens first exposure to EMS began when he was 15 as a Fire Explorer at Temecula Fire Station 84. He received his EMT a few years later and worked as an EMT-B until he was 22. Cullen was then offered a firefighter position in Norcal while he attended Paramedic School. He currently works for AMR as a Paramedic and is trying to teach others about the wonderful field of EMS.

Emily James

Paramedic – Skills Instructor

Emily took a phlebotomy class and realized that she really enjoyed the medical field but hated being cooped up indoors. She wanted to be out in the field where the “action” is, so she completed EMT school at Southern California EMS Training Institute in 2015. Emily became a Paramedic in 2018 and is currently working for AMR.

Julio Velasquez

Julio Velazquez

EMT – Skills Instructor

Julio began his pursuit in medicine when at the age of eight he ended up in the emergency room following a snowboarding accident. In 2014 he attended Southern California EMS Training Institute and received his EMT and started working at Storm Stadium. In 2015 Julio became an ER Tech for Hemet Valley Medical Center. Julio graduated from UCR in 2016 and is working towards his goal of becoming an Emergency Physician.

Austen Scroggins

Austen Scroggins

Paramedic – Skill Instructor

Austen became interested in EMS after growing up racing motor cross and always wanting to know how to help and treat injured riders. At 19 years of age he was critically injured racing and decided to enroll in an EMT school. After receiving his EMT and working at AMR he attended a Fire Academy and was a reserve firefighter for SDCFA. Austen attended NCTI for his Paramedic and currently works for San Diego Cal Fire as a Firefighter Paramedic.

Ryan Graf

EMT – Skills Instructor

Ryan became interested in EMS after being transported via ambulance following a crash on his dirt bike. He noticed how awesome it was to be a help to people when they are at their worst. Ryan received his EMT Training at Southern California EMS Training Institute in 2014 and then graduated from the Fire Academy in April 2015. He currently works at Rialto City Fire Department.

Tim Files

EMT – Skills Instructor

Tim started in the EMS field as Lifeguard in 2002. It was after some rescues and seeing medics do their work that he decided that this was the career path he wanted to pursue. Tim received his EMT training at Southern California EMS Training Institute in 201 and has worked for Symons Ambulance, Loma Linda as a Hyperbaric Chamber Tech, and numerous event stand by. Currently he works for Loma Linda ER as an ER Technician.

EMT Training Instructors Brett

Brett Fisher

Paramedic – Skills Instructor

Brett has a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics from San Diego State University, but was drawn to the excitement of a career in EMS. After two years as an EMT, Brett earned an AMR-sponsored scholarship to attend a paramedic program. Brett’s love of teaching has translated from his time at SDSU working with ESL students to now training fellow professionals in EMS, both at AMR as a Field Trainer and here at Southern California EMS Training Institute.

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