To serve the public by raising awareness of the need for civilian response to disaster, and to create an integrated network of individuals and communities empowered to ensure not another life is lost from a preventable cause of death as a result of trauma.
When seconds count, trained help is often minutes away......
Would you know what to do if a loved one gets injured ?
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The emergency doesn't end when you call 9-1-1. Average response times are well over 5 minutes. Learn how to save a life and the simple steps you can take to help a trauma victim.
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Bill Harris, NREMT-P
Chief Innovation Officer
Bill is a retired US Navy veteran with multiple combat tours with both US Marines and alongside the the Navy’s Special Warfare Development Group (SEAL Team 6). His time training both the world’s most elite military units and those communities stricken by disaster led to his helping start the transformative non-profit First Care Provider.org. A renown lecturer and educator in the medical community, Mr. Harris has trained thousands of experts in the field today, and helped develop technology and methodologies employed by military units, first responder agencies and countless governmental organizations.
As FCP’s Chief Innovation Officer, he leads the execution of First Care Provider’s growth through implementation of programs, strategies and technology that enhance and transform market wide educational delivery. He also enjoys reminding Josh of the US Navy's proud and storied 241 year history.
Josh Bobko, MD FAAEM
Chief Executive Officer
Josh is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy, and proudly served on active duty prior to entering medicine. He is Board Certified Emergency Physician and is a national leader in the deployment of multidimensional medical responses to atypical emergencies. Dr. Bobko is a sought after educator and presenter, has consulted for numerous governmental agencies, and is a voting member of the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care. His various publications are reference material for several current medical courses offered worldwide. His passion however, lie in his operational roots, where he remains active as a reserve police officer, Search and Rescue doc and tactical medic.
As CEO, Josh leads the execution of FCP’s operations strategy, maximizes educational performance and champions First Care Provider’s communications and culture. He assures overall quality of content and high quality implementation across the First Care Provider community, and spends most of his time reminding Bill who's won the most Commander-In-Chief's trophies.
Chief Rob Wylie
Chief Strategic Officer
Chief Wylie joins the board after serving in the fire service for 30 years. As both a volunteer firefighter and career firefighter, Rob rose through the ranks to become the Fire Chief of the Cottleville FPD in St. Charles County, MO in 2005. He is a graduate of Lindenwood University (84’) The University of Maryland Staff and Command School (96’) and the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program (2000). He is a much sough-after lecturer and presents frequently on leadership principles, coordinating urban responses and counter terrorism. He is featured regularly on FireRescue1.com, and lives in St. Peters, MO with his wife of 30 years and their son.
Mike Weissman - FF, NREMT, Captain
Mike Weissman joins the board bringing with him 27 years of tactical medicine and operational experience as a Navy Corpsman with Naval Special Operations and a Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman the Marine Corps. Mike served on multiple combat deployments and retired in 2016. He is currently a firefighter in the Las Vegas metro area and works as a Heavy Rescue Captain and Urban Search and Rescue team member. Mike is known throughout the special operations community as a premier mentor and educator, and uses these skills safety committees for his city and state.
Cyndie Chen, MSN, FNP-BC
Cyndie has had a 27 year career as an Trauma ICU nurse and advanced practice nurse and is currently working in Women’s Health and advocacy. She has extensive experience in education and has been empowering individuals with the skills for self-reliance and problem-solving throughout her career. When Cyndie is not saving animals, snowboarding in the back country or serving on medical missions abroad, she enjoys reminding the men of the board that ladies are the key to resilient communities.
Matt Coleman likes to help companies grow that are providing a service for the greater good. In his role as principal at Skyview Ventures, he leads the firm's renewable energy venture portfolio. Matt currently sits on the boards of three start-up companies and advises others. Matt has helped start five different companies and raised funds for others. Matt earned a MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and a BA from Johns Hopkins University, where he chose not to study medicine. He lives with his wife and two kids in Vienna, VA.
Veteran of U.S. Air Force, currently serves as Director of Marketing for First Care Provider. A digital marketing expert - he has over 10 years experience leading the creation + implementation of SEO, PPC, content development, optimizations and social media campaigns for brands such as Vizio.com, VisitAnaheim.org.