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Meet Founder & Instructor Dr. William "Billy" McDonald

Dr. McDonald serves as the Principal Consultant of the organization, boasting over two decades of experience across all aspects of emergency medical services (EMS), public safety, and emergency management. In his previous role, he held positions as Assistant Professor of Emergency Management and Public Affairs, along with serving as Program Coordinator for all Emergency Management and Fire related courses at the State University of New York, Empire State College. Additionally, Dr. McDonald has fulfilled roles as program coordinator for a hospital-based paramedic program, a hospital administrator for EMS and public safety, and an emergency manager.


He actively participates in EMS education and training and serves on numerous advisory committees and boards within the realms of EMS and higher education. Dr. McDonald holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Policy Analysis from Walden University, a Master's of Public Administration from Columbia Southern University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management and Fire Protection from the State University of New York, Empire State College.


He is a Fellow of the Emergency Management Academy (2013), a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Executive Leadership Program (2014), and a Fellow of the American College of Paramedic Executives (2018).


Furthermore, Dr. McDonald is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society of Public Affairs, the International Association of Emergency Managers, the National Association of EMTs, and the National Association of EMS Educators.



  • Dr. McDonald holds the following credentials;
    National Registry of EMTs - Paramedic New York State Paramedic State of New Jersey Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic State of Pennsylvania Paramedic New York State Department of Health Bureau of EMS Certified Instructor Coordinator Six Sigma Black Belt Nationally Certified EMS Educator Certified Chief Training Officer Certified Healthcare Safety Professional - Senior Level Certified Healthcare Emergency Level - Master Level Certified Emergency Management Specialist American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the Experienced Provider American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor National Association of EMTs Instructor in PHTLS, AMLS, and Safety FDNY Fire Safety Director New York Notary Public
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