Introducing our speakers and course presenters for the 2019 WV EMS Conference. Visit the courses page to learn about the courses that will be available this year.
James Dlutowski, BS, EMTP, Crew Chief, Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS
James started his career in EMS in 2002 at 16 years old as a sophomore in high school. Upon graduation, James attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks for undergraduate study in biochemistry. At night, he attended the university’s paramedic program.
Since returning to Pittsburgh he has served in field, administrative and educational roles, currently serving as a Crew Chief at the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS.
Reuben Farnsworth, NR-Paramedic, CCP-C, CP-C, President, RockStar Education and Consulting
Reuben started his career in EMS as an EMT-B on a rural volunteer service. After 5 years as a volunteer, he made the move to full time. With 12 years in EMS on both the volunteer and career sides, Reuben has a good grasp of EMS. Reuben started teaching EMT-B and CPR classes in 2006.
After that, it was downhill so to speak, Reuben has been teaching extensively ever since. He is currently a Critical Care Paramedic and Education Coordinator with Delta County Ambulance District. Reuben owns and operates RockStar Education and Consulting and teaches full time all over the country on topics from CPR to Paramedic Refresher and everything in between as well as initial certification classes at the EMT-B and EMT-I level. Reuben was recently invited to participate in the Job Analysis Subject Matter Expert Group for the CCP-C exam with the IBSC.
Reuben started his career in EMS as an EMT-B on a rural volunteer service and is currently a Critical Care Paramedic and Shift Captain with Delta County Ambulance District. Reuben owns and operates RockStar Education and Consulting and teaches full time all over the country on topics from CPR to Paramedic Refresher and everything in between. Reuben was recently invited to participate in the Job Analysis Subject Matter Expert Group for the CCP-C exam with the IBSC. In his spare time Reuben enjoys hunting, fly fishing, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge.
Mark Pinchalk, B.S., M.S., Division Chief of Training, City of Pittsburgh EMS
Mark Pinchalk is the Assistant Chief of City of Pittsburgh EMS> In his position, he oversees clinical operations, quality improvement programs, special operations & training, He has been invovled in EMS for over 20 years and has an extensive background in special operations, research and education. He serves as a Tactical Medic for Pittsburgh EMS/SWAT & as a Paramedic Master Diver for Pittsburgh River Rescue. In addition he is the Medical Team Manager for Pennsylvania Urban Search & Rescue Strike Team 1. Mark is also an adjunct instructor for the University of Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Program.
David Wiklanski, MA, FF/EMT(I), President, Alpha Omega Training Solutions
David Wiklanski is a Firefighter/EMT with an urban fire department in New Jersey, currently assigned to the suppression section with nearly twenty years in Emergency Services. David is a highly known speaker and writer, most notably for his presentations on behavioral health.
Wiklanski has an MA in Behavioral Sciences-Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology from Kean University. He is an adjunct psychology professor at two colleges. He is a Fire
Instructor II/EMT Instructor and an NFFF Advocate.
Disclaimer: Conference speaker are subject to change without notice. In the event a speaker is changed, the event organizers will make a reasonable attempt to secure suitable replacements.