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 as a Flight Medic for Mercy Air and as a Paramedic for AMR Hemet.

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.

Rion Commerford

Rion Commerford

Paramedic – Primary Instructor

Rion started in EMS due to his interest in search and rescue. After working for three years as an EMT he fell in love with EMS and went on to become a Paramedic. Rion has always had a passion for teaching and is excited to share his love for EMS with others. Currently he is a Paramedic for AMR.

Emily James

Paramedic – Primary Instructor

Jade San Nicolas

Jade San Nicolas

Paramedic – Skills Instructor

Julio Velasquez

Julio Velazquez

Paramedic – Skills Instructor

Austen Scroggins

Austen Scroggins

Paramedic – Skill Instructor

Tim Files

EMT – Skills Instructor

Royce Benford EMT - Skills Instructor

Royce Benford

EMT – Skills Instructor

Bryan Courtney

Bryan Courtney

Paramedic – Skills Instructor

Jacob Hestdalebn

Jacob Hestdalen

Paramedic – Skills Instructor

Shawn Rotell

Shawn Rotell

Paramedic – Skills Instructor

Erin Gray - EMT - Skills Instructor

Erin Gray

EMT – Skills Instructor

Richard McLaughlin - Paramedic - SKills Instructor

Richard McLaughlin

Paramedic – Skills Instructor

Matthew Richer

Matthew Richer

Paramedic – Skills Instructor

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