The staff at New England Emergency Medical Training is dedicated to one goal; producing the best trained clinicians at every level of EMS. Our instructors are committed to this goal and do all they can to assist the students to succeed. What follows here are photos and biographies of these professionals.
Rick has been in EMS since 1981. He started out as an EMT in Massachusetts, for the former Bay State Ambulance. He hit the lottery of life in 1984 when he became a Providence RI Firefighter. He worked there for over 30 years, retiring in January of 2015. During his PFD Career he worked 14 years in Fire Companies, 11 years in the Rescue Division, and his last 5 years in the Training Divisions as a Training Officer.
While working at the PFD, Rick opened Emergency Medical Training, Inc. from 2004 to 2012 before he handed the school over and it became New England Emergency Medical Training RI, Inc. Jeff Howe, then director of NEEMTRI, allowed Rick to retire for one weekend before telling him to report to work.
Rick is an EMS Instructor Coordinator, as well as an adjunct Fire Service Instructor for the RI Fire Academy. He is also attempting to finish both the EMT-Paramedic course and obtain a BS in EMS Administration in the near future.
Joseph Lauro began his career in EMS as an EMT in 1999 in New York City. In January of 2000 he entered the FDNY EMS Academy as a Paramedic. Upon completion he was stationed at Battalion 26, South Bronx. After the 9/11 disaster he decided to advance his career and move on to medical school. During medical school Joseph remained a practicing paramedic until he began his residency at SUNY Upstate in Emergency Medicine.
After completing his residency Dr Lauro moved to Rhode Island to begin his career as an Emergency Department Attending Physician for University Emergency Medicine Foundation. Currently he serves as the EMS Medical Director for both The Miriam and Newport Hospitals. Additionally he serves as Medical Director for several EMS organizations in the State of Rhode Island. Dr Lauro is appointed as the RI American College of Emergency Physicians representative to the Ambulance Service Advisory Board. He is active in state EMS issues, departmental medical direction and EMS education. He has been an invited lecturer locally, nationally and internationally. He aspires to influence each and every student and provider to achieve their goal in their professional career.
Stephanie has been with NEEMT since the Fall of 2015 and has been the Clinical Coordinator since January of 2016. She took over the position of Program Director in March of 2017.
Stephanie grew up in a public service family, and became involved in the fire service as a Junior Firefighter, obtaining her EMT license at the age of 16. She has been a Paramedic since 2009 and has worked in a variety of hospital and prehospital settings.
Stephanie currently lives in Killingly, Connecticut with her husband Zachary and their two dogs and one cat. In their spare time they enjoy being outside and working on their house.
Peter started his EMS career in 1988. he continued to further his education and became a Paramedic in 2003. During the past 25+ years in the EMS service Peter has continued to expand his knowledge and skills. He worked at Loudon NH racetrack as a Jump Paramedic for NASCAR, he has experience as a Hospital based Paramedic and a Private service that provides 911 care.
Peter has continued his education by getting his RI and CT Instructor Coordinator certification, along with many other Instructor credentials. He has been teaching paramedic programs since 2005.
Peter enjoys hunting, shooting, and spending time with his family and friends.
Andrew started his EMS career in the mountains of Vermont. He was taking a Outdoor emergency care tech course to become a Patroller for Okemo Mtn after moving back east from Boulder Colorado. While in Vermont he had the pleasure of having a mentor who saw that he loved the work and suggested he should go to paramedic school. So after a few years of that idea floating around in his head he attended the Memorial Hospital School of Paramedicine in the Spring of 2002.
After graduation, he began working in Hartford Connecticut’s 911 system, to say the least it was an education. After a few years, he moved back to Rhode Island once again and took a few on interim medic positions until the spring of 2007 when he landed the job he still holds today, with the Cumberland Rescue Service.
Years went by and an unexpected opportunity to lecture for a class here and there to help a friend. This is where he found his second love, teaching. Some of the best times are when the students are energetic and excited to try some skill they have never been able to perform.
He tries to meet that level of energy for the absolute success of the program with a student first style of teaching and continuous positive influence. In the spring of 2017 he had reached a long-awaited goal. He would become the program coordinator of the New England Medical Training class #007.
He has enjoyed every minute he has been able to teach for the school. This program and environment from student to Director is one of open door and cooperation. There is, in his opinion, no better place to start a career in EMS and pramedicine than New England Training.
Michael has been in the Fire/EMS Service for over 25+ years. He currently is Crash Rescue Captain, for Rhode Island Airport Corporation. He has held positions as a Hospital based EMS provider, to Assistant Fire Chief, to Emergency Management Director. Mike holds several Instructor certifications including RI State EMS Instructor Coordinator, National Incident Management Instructor, Hazmat Technician Instructor, and several Weapons of Mass Destruction Instructor certifications.
Mike enjoys spending time with his Family and Grandchildren when not working, and relaxing at the shooting range.
Scott is a Professional Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician at the Cardiac level. He is in his 15th year in this vocation. He also volunteered as a Firefighter/Call man for 4 years prior to this. Scott is also a Veteran of the United States Army of which he served 10 years as a Military Police Officer. He holds several certifications including Instructor Coordinator, Fire Service Instructor, Fire Officer 1, Fire Prevention among others. He has been an instructor on the Basic and Cardiac level classes for the last 10 years.
Scott holds an Associate’s in Degree Manufacturing Engineering and is currently working towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration with plans to pursue his Masters in Emergency Management.
Ken is a dual certified NREMT-P for both MA, and RI. He has been an EMT since 1996, a RI-Cardiac for 18 yrs and for 2 years as Paramedic. He has been an EMS Instructor for 9 years. He began teaching for Roger Williams Mobile Care, moved over the Emergency Medical training, Inc. then on to NEEMT, Inc.
Ken also works in the Nasonville Fire District of the town of Burriville. He is a member of IAFF Local 4968 and is certified as a FF1, FF2 and HazMat. His EMS credentials include NAEMT Certs in PHTLS, AMLS, EPC Instructor. American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS. He is a CEVO Vehicle Operator Instructor. He has been the EMT Basic program Director for the past 2 years at NEEMT, Loves teaching all levels but excels in pharmacology as his specialty. He hopes to someday retire and become a full time instructor. He is a Huge NY Giants fan.
Lori started her EMS career in 2001 with the Nasonville Fire Department. In 2003 she obtained her EMT Cardiac and also began teaching AHA CPR classes. In 2005 she started her teaching career with Emergency Medical Training, Inc.
Lori became an Instructor Coordinator in 2010.Currently Lori is working for the Oakland Mapleville Fire Department and the Pascoag Fire District. She is currently the AEMT / RI Cardiac program coordinator at New England Emergency Medical Training, Inc. Lori finished the Paramedic Program with New England Emergency Medical Training, Inc in the spring of 2017.
She is currently working on a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration with a concentration in Fire Investigation.