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Nick Shelley - Owner Operator

Nick is a graduate of Thomas Edison State University and an Arnold Fletcher Academic Achievement award recipient with a Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Having served 8 years in the USAF, Nick held a variety of positions throughout his military career to include SATCOM and RF transmissions Journeyman, a Combat Readiness School Instructor, and as a Special Missions Aviator in support of Combat Search and Rescue Operations aboard the HH-60G Pave-hawk. In training for these selections Nick has also attended a variety of advanced schools such as Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape school where he learned wilderness survival techniques, open ocean water survival and other applicable skills. During these assignments he taught his peers about Self-Aid Buddy Care, Mass Casualty Care, austere base set-up and defense, Close Quarters Combat and Urban Combat.

Nick has always been driven to serve his community through volunteerism with Team Rubicon, Boy Scouts of America and other community service organizations nationally. As a single father of three his goal is to Improve the response and preparedness mindset of the community, a whole community approach to Emergency Management.

General Education

  • B.S. Homeland Security and Emergency Management - Thomas Edison State University

  • Arnold Fletcher Academic Achievement Award - Thomas Edison State University

  • FEMA Professional Development Series

    • IS-120.c - An Introduction to Exercises​

    • IS-230.d: Fundamentals of Emergency Management

    • IS-235.c: Emergency Planning

    • IS-240.b: Leadership and Influence

    • IS-241.b: Decision Making and Problem Solving

    • IS-242.b: Effective Communication

    • IS-244.b:  Developing and Managing Volunteers

  • Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment and Stakeholder Preparedness Review - Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service​

  • Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Awareness - Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

Military Education

  • Special Mission Aviator Initial Qualification: Kirtland AFB, NM

  • S-V80-A Combat Survival Training Course: Fairchild AFB, WA (SERE)

  • S-V90-A Water Survival Training: Fairchild AFB,WA

  • S-V84-AF Underwater Egress Training with Helicopter Emergency Egress Device: Fairchild AFB, WA

  • Career Enlisted Aviator Rotary-Wing Fundamentals Course: Ft. Rucker, AL

  • Special Missions Aviator Apprentice Course: Lackland AFB, TX

  • Aircrew Fundamentals: Lackland AFB, TX

  • Combat Readiness School - Instructor: Tinker AFB, OK

    • Self-Aid Buddy Care​

    • Mass Casualty Collection and Care

    • 9-Line Medevac 

    • Close Quarters Battle (CQB)

    • Close Quarters Combat (CQC)

    • Areal Surveillance and Security

  • Satellite Wide-band and Telemetry: Ft. Gordon, GA

  • Electronics Principles: Keesler AFB, MS

Instructor Certifications

  • American Red Cross

    • First Aid/CPR/AED​

    • Wilderness and Remote First Aid

    • Babysitters Training

    • Bloodborne Pathogen

    • Basic Life Support

    • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

  • American College of Surgeons

    • Stop the Bleed ​

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Rich Calhoun - Instructor

Richard Calhoun is currently certified as a Stop the Bleed instructor for EMP2C as well as experienced in teaching, case management, labor relations, and human resources.  Rich received his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Shippensburg University in 2009, and a Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership at Shippensburg University which he completed in 2016. Rich also maintains his certifications in First Aid/AED and CPR, and is a certified Range Safety Officer. 

Rich brings a strong background in education, leadership, and volunteer management.  He also has a deep love for sporting and outdoor activities.  Rich grew up in a rural setting, spending many days hunting, fishing, and camping.  For the majority of his life, Rich has been involved as a participant and a leader in the Boy Scouts of America, and as such he has learned the importance of emergency preparedness and response training.  Through numerous personal experiences of providing first aid and responding to incidents in both backcountry camping settings and in childcare, Rich recognizes that knowing what to do in the first few minutes of an incident can save lives. 

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