Emily Lewis— Owner and Founder
In her career of more than 21 years, Emily worked her way through the ranks.
- Public Safety 9-1-1 Operator
- Training Administrator
She is a Peace Officer Standards and Training General Instructor and has trained employees of over 30 public safety agencies around the United States, including:
- The New York Police Department
- South Sound 9-1-1
- Vail Fire Department
- Boston Fire and EMS
Emily holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master’s of Science in Administration of Justice Studies. She also has experience working in the field as an EMT and has been teaching CPR, First Aid, and Personal Safety for over 15 years.
Emily teaches more than CPR and personal safety; she focuses on teaching emotional survivability as well. She explains the common range of feelings during and after a life event, the physiological response the body triggers, our reactions, and how to cope.
Eric Lewis— Director of Operations
Eric has been in the public safety field for 25 years, both in the military and the civilian sector. After a career as a Dept. of Defense firefighter, he retired from active duty with the US Air Force in 2013 at the rank of Master Sergeant.
During the span in the Air Force, he served all roles from firefighter to fire chief, carrying out the Air Force Fire Protection mission across the globe. In addition to firefighting duties, he also served as a dispatcher and the dispatch center supervisor at three different locations over a span of 6 years during his career. Eric has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science and is completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. As a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, his professional military education included:
- Airman Leadership School
- The NCO Academy
- Senior NCO Academy
- First Sergeant Training
…and a host of many other professional development courses, providing exceptional leadership training in HR, personnel development, communications, effective team building, and dynamic leadership.
Post-military, Eric transitioned to civilian life and worked for the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office as the Chief of the Inspections Unit. In 2016, he was selected to lead the Sullivan Fire Protection District as their Fire Chief. He’s an AHA and ASHI CPR Instructor, Fire Instructor III, and a Train-the-Trainer for many fire-related certification levels.