David E. Hall Jr., NREMT-P
CEO / Instructor
As the first Tactical
Paramedic assigned to the Savannah Police Department SWAT unit, Dave was
instrumental in developing the SPD Tactical Medic Program. Dave is the President
and CEO of
Rescue Training Inc
(est. 1992). He is the director of the
Chatham County Citizen Corps Office of Community Preparedness
and has over 27 years as a Medic. As one of the founders of a Level 1 Trauma
Center based Helicopter/EMS program, Dave has extensive experience in EMS
Administrator with 16 years managing and growing the service to become the
largest EMS agency in south Georgia; Dave served many years as a
medic-supervisor for a large County Police operated EMS agency. His
certifications include a degree in Business Administration; Flight Paramedic;
Tactical Medic Instructor; EMT-Intermediate Instructor; Nationally Registered
Paramedic and paramedic licensed in the states of Georgia and Florida. He
received his initial Tactical Medic training at the CONTOMS (Counter
Narcotics Tactical Operations Medical Support)
program in Bethesda, MD. He regularly teaches, speaks, publishes articles and
consults on the topic of EMS operations. Dave is also a licensed US Coast Guard
Captain (charter boat), and a board member of several companies. He is a
current member and past chairman of the Chatham County Local Emergency Planning
Lt. Gary J. Glemboski, MA, NREMT-I
Director of Tactical Training
Lt. Glemboski is currently the
commander of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Dept. Training Unit. His
membership in the departments Emergency Response Team (ERT) includes 21
years and commander of the unit for 12 years. Lt. Glemboski has been in law
enforcement since 1978 and has been a certified EMT since 1979. He co-developed
the RTI Tactical Medic program with Dave Hall, who was his partner in 1980-1981.
Lt. Glemboski is Director of the Georgia Tactical Training Group (G-TAC) and
instructs all levels of tactical training and physical skills. Lt. Glemboski has
a Masters Degree in Public Administration, and is a graduate of
Georgia Law Enforcement Command College and the FBI National Academy.
Lt. Glemboski also holds instructor certifications as a scuba instructor with
NAUI and ERDI and is a Public Safety Scuba Instructor
and is a member of the ERDI Advisory Board. Lt. Glemboski has been published in
several publications to include SWAT magazine and the FBI Bulletin.
Richard O. Shields, Jr., M.D., FACEP
Physician / Medical Director
In 1984, Dr. Shields moved to
Savannah to join Emergency Medical Group at Memorial Medical Center.
While at MMC he served as Medical Director of the Emergency Department and
Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, and served on many hospital
committees including Medical Executive, Occurrence Screening, Utilization
Review, Critical Care, and Trauma. At the end of 1997, Dr. Shields left MMC to
help establish SouthCoast UrgentCare. In early 1999 he
was recruited to join the expanding group of physicians at GEA.
He currently staffs four of the GEA hospital ED's and currently serves as
Medical Director of the Candler ED. He also is the web master for
GEA Online. Dr.
Shields was Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine
(ABEM) in 1984, and re-certified in 1994. He also
serves as an Oral Board Examiner for ABEM. He is a member and
Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
He has held numerous offices with the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians including a two-year term as President. He
currently serves on the GCEP Board of Directors.