"To provide a medium for thought provoking dialogue for EMS professionals, from the current student to the seasoned veteran. To inspire pursuit of quality initial and continuing education, and cultivate a culture of evidence based practice."
Jason Grady is the Northeast Georgia Regional STEMI System Coordinator as well as a cardiac cath lab technologist at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He obtained his Paramedic Technology degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 1997 and is also an adjunct EMS educator at Lanier Technical College. As STEMI System Coordinator Jason is involved in the oversight of a 18 county-wide STEMI system including 12 regional community hospitals involved in groundbreaking and evidence based STEMI recognition and treatment. He is responsible for the education, data collection and reporting for the Regional STEMI system. His interests include STEMI systems and treatment and resuscitation science. Jason and his wife Juley live in Flowery Branch, GA and are the parents of 8 awesome children.
Brandon Carey is the lead Paramedicine Instructor for the Lanier Technical College EMS Education Program, located in Gainesville, Georgia. He also works as a part time Paramedic for a rural ambulance service (White County EMS). Brandon has been in the field of EMS for over ten years, starting as a volunteer Firefighter / EMT-Intermediate (Habersham County Emergency Services) in late 2009. Since then, he has worked for a wide variety of EMS / Fire services, ranging from urban / metro services (Grady EMS, Atlanta, GA) to more rural services (Dawson County Emergency Services, Dawsonville, GA). Brandon graduated from Lanier Technical College with an Associate's in Paramedicine in 2014. He then graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services from the University of South Alabama in 2016. He has a passion for helping students, and believes the future of EMS is found in the highest quality initial and continuing education. His interests include music, writing, mixed martial arts, and spending time with his amazing wife, Susanna.