The Author has over 36 years in the public safety environment, 27 of those as a paramedic and instructor. His communications experience includes tactical communications, interoperability and cryptology and developed an interoperable encryption plan for over 25 local, county and federal organizations. He has developed communications plans for numerous planned and unplanned events and operations as well as response and continuity of operations (COOP) plans. He is experienced in planning and conducting exercises to evaluate communications and emergency plans. He has been a licensed Amateur Radio operator for over 20 years, holds an Extra class license and runs a volunteer Amateur Radio testing team which provides free classes and testing. As a paramedic he has taken courses in wilderness and tactical medicine and technical rope rescue. He has worked in urban and remote settings and was a member of a mountain search and rescue team in Alaska. He is an experienced instructor and has taken & taught numerous levels of medical courses and also teaches the Communications Unit Leader (COML) and Auxiliary Communications (AUXCOMM) courses. He has developed courses in wilderness first aid and survival and tactical medicine for different levels of providers. He has developed the CPT medical, communications and preparedness courses for Colorado Oath Keepers. He is currently the state training coordinator for Oath Keepers of Colorado.