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The way in which YOU handle the first 5 mins of an emergency can make the difference between life & death.


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About:  Instructor Jeff Imel


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Rural Emergency Medical Experience

Jeff practices pre-hospital emergency medicine as a part-time volunteer Emergency Medical Technician, operating in the rural areas of West Virginia.  West Virginia mountains and waterways attract a great deal of adventure tourism, and Jeff has the opportunity to practice what he teaches in class most very week.  He has performed real-world CPR, utilized the Heimlich maneuver on a few occasions, treated numerous bone fractures, burns, bites, stings, bleeding, infections (local and systemic), heat and cardiac illnesses, allergic reactions and airway obstructions -- all of the topics that he teaches in his classes.  Working as an EMT greatly enhances Jeff's instructorship, and enables him to bring real-world experience into the classroom.


Outdoor Adventure

  • Hiker
  • Kayaker
  • Mountain biker
  • 4WD/off road enthusiast
  • Hunter:  turkey and deer
  • Four-season camper



  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico
  • Most of Western Europe
  • 47 of the 50 United States


Certifications & Education

  • Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Licensed West Virginia
  • National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT)
  • Certified Emergency Medical Services Instructor (NFPA 1041 Level II)
  • Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid Instructor
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (NAEMT PHTLS)
  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
  • FEMA IS-00700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • FEMA IS-00100.b Introduction to Incident Command System
  • OSHA Hazardous Materials Response - Awareness Level
  • S.T.A.B.L.E. Basic Life Support for Children
  • Emergency Medical Vehicle Operator
  • United States Marine Corps (8 Years - Sergeant E-5)
  • Tactical Data Systems Senior Instructor - United States Marine Corps
  • University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering


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Feb. 3 - 4, 2018:

Nashville, TN

Feb. 17-18:

Richmond, VA area

Mar. 3 - 4:

Fort Collins, CO

Huntington, WV /

  Ashland, KY area

Mar. 10-11:

Colorado Sprngs CO

Lexington, VA

Mar. 17-18:

Boulder, CO

Charlottesville, VA

Mar. 24-25:

Cincinnati, OH

Grand Junction, CO

Triangle area, NC

Apr. 7 - 8:

Blacksburg, VA

Chattanooga, TN

Portland, OR

Spruce Knob, WV

Apr. 14-15:

Bend, OR

Columbus, OH

Apr. 21-22:

Denver, CO

Charleston, WV

Virginia Beach area

Apr. 28-29:

Charlottesville, VA

May 5 - 6:

Washington, DC

May 12-13:

Dayton, OH

Greensboro, NC

Wilmington, NC

May 16-17:

Charlottesville, VA

May 19-20:

Birmingham, AL

Roanoke, VA

May 26-27 or 28:

Charlottesville, VA

Old Fields, WV

June 2 - 3:

Nashville, TN

Richmond, VA

June 9-10:

Indianapolis, IN

Montgomery, AL

June 16-17:

Triangle area, NC

Richmond, KY /

  Lexington, KY area

June 23-24:

Charlotte, NC

Huntsville, AL

Fredericksburg, VA

June 30 - July 1:

Atlanta /

  Marietta, GA area

July 14-15:

Charlottesville, VA

July 28-29:

Uwharrie, NC

Sep. 1-3: Mtn-top retreat

near Blacksburg, VA

Sep. 15-16:  Advanced

    WFA Part II (upgrade)

Old Fields, WV

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Learn how to save life & limb when / where pro help is not immediately available.

"Wilderness" = Time of injury/illness to hospital arrival > 1 hour.

= Natural or rural area, remote travel, and natural or terrorist disaster zones

 when & where EMS is overwhelmed, and cellphone towers are jammed.


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