EMT & Fire Training Inc. - Instructors & Staff

Our EMT and Fire Instructors and staff have over 200 years of experience in EMS and Fire disciplines

Who you get your EMT or Firefighter training from is as important as the training itself. EMT & Fire Training Inc. Instructors are accredited and certified adult educators with proven track records of students successfully completing NREMT Certification and Firefighter I, II Requirements.

Ryan Asher
Instructor Ryan Asher
Certified EMT-B , EMT-I and Paramedic Instructor,Author
Ryan has been an EMT and Paramedic for 26 years. His teaching credentials include certification for all levels of EMS, CPR and First Aid. Additionally he leads or assists in EMT instruction within five different EMS jurisdictions and colleges. Ryan is CCEMT-P Certified and a member of the Regional Hazmat Team as a Hazmat Tech as well as Advanced HazMat Life Support Certified.
Scott Reasor
Instructor Scott Reasor
Certified EMT-B , EMT-I and Paramedic Instructor, Author
Scott has been an EMT and Paramedic for 26 years. He works for a combination Fire/EMS department and is also a certified Firefighter II and Haz-Mat Technician. He has specialized in handling radioactive emergencies and worked for several years as a contracted Paramedic Firefighter with the Department of Energy.
Adam Knight
Instructor Adam Knight EMT-I85, EMT-Advanced
Certified Fire and EMT Instructor, Author
Adam currently serves as a Lieutenant with Kootenai County Fire & Rescue (Idaho). Through his 23 year career he has specialized in all hazard mitigation and in training other members of the fire service in multiple disciplines. Adam is the author of fire-fighter-exam.com and co-owner of EMT & Fire Training Inc. He also is an adjunct instructor for North Idaho College's Fire Academy. Adam has authored Firefighter I, II and Hazmat Practice Questions and contributed to Pennwell Publishing and Fire Engineering's Handbook for Firefighter I and II test bank.
Matt Usher
Instructor Matt Usher
Certified EMT-B and EMT-I Instructor

Matt Usher has been involved in EMS since 1996 when he began as a volunteer Firefighter/EMT in California. Later he went to Paramedic School and began working full time on an ambulance in the San Francisco Bay Area. He promoted to Paramedic Supervisor while in California. He then followed his family to North Idaho and began working as a Paramedic For AMR in Spokane, Washington. He has been working as a Paramedic Preceptor in Spokane since 2006. In 2009, Usher began his career at the Northern Lakes Fire Department where he is a Firefighter/Paramedic. He began teaching EMS classes early in his career and has become one of the most sought after instructors and preceptors in the Inland Northwest.

Blaine Porter
Instructor Blaine Porter
Certified EMT-B

Blaine has been an EMT Since 1992. He has also been a CPR Instructor since 1990 including affiliate faculty with the US Army.

Blaine has been a Firefighter since 1997, FF I and II, and a member of Idaho USAR TF-1.

He has worked in both large and medium urban settings, and specializes in Swiftwater and water rescue, USAR.

He is also a State instructor for USAR (all disciplines except swiftwater), EMT, FF I and II and is Currently employed CDAFD, EMS 28.

Gretchen hayes
Instructor Gretchen Hayes
Certified EMT-B and AEMT and Paramedic Instructor

Gretchen has been in the fire service for 11 years and worked and volunteered for a variety fire departments and EMS services including the Moscow Volunteer Fire Department, Bonner County EMS, and Priest Lake Ambulance. Gretchen has been a NREMT paramedic for 9 years. Gretchen has taught EMS extensively throughout North Idaho to departments large and small. Gretchen's specialties include pediatrics, rural EMS, and EMS operations.

Jarod Pitts
Instructor Jarod Pitts Paramedic
Certified EMT-B, EMT-I and Paramedic Instructor
Jarrod has been in emergency services for the last 11 years and is currently a firefighter/Paramedic. Jarrod also instructs CPR/First Aid classes throughout his community on a volunteer basis. Jarrod possess an AAS in Fire Science technology and is active in his departments honor guard.
Robert Anderson
Instructor Robert Anderson EMT-I85, EMT-Advanced
Certified EMT-B and EMT-I85 Instructor
Robert has been an EMT for 20 years and a firefighter for 19 years working in urban, suburban, rural, and wilderness fire and EMS departments (both career and volunteer). Robert is a past chief EMS officer and is an active instructor with local Fire/EMS agencies for initial and continuing education.

He is a proctor with NREMT for EMT-B and EMT-I students.


Special Interests:
Mass Casualty / Care response for Fire/EMS departments
Local Sober Roadways Mock DUI facilitator Moulage Technician

Shane Anderson
Instructor Shane Anderson
Certified EMT-B and EMT-I Instructor
Shane has been an EMT/Firefighter for over 15 years in both rural and urban environments. He started his career as a volunteer EMT then progressed into private ambulance FTO Paramedic. Now he is currently a chase Paramedic for a busy fire and EMS system in the Northwest.


Credentials include Field training Officer in the large City of Spokane, Instructor for INHS (Spokane), and preceptor for Kootenai County Fire and Rescue.

He enjoys teaching street medicine along with book applications and he is not afraid to tell a story or two. Shane's ultimate goal is to train and teach great EMT's. His motto is keeping it basic.

Eric Foti
Instructor Eric Foti
NREMT,Idaho and Washington Paramedic
FF1, FF2, Fire Officer 1
EMT/Fire instructor and NREMT proctor

Eric began in the fire service as a volunteer in 1999 and was also a resident firefighter EMT-I before accepting a position in a rural fire department in 2008. He worked for that department for 9 years, 6 of those years as a Lieutenant and still felt the need to work part time for both AMR Spokane and Medstar. He completed his paramedic certification in 2017 after accepting a position with Northern Lakes Fire Protection District as a firefighter/Medic.

EMT & Fire Training Inc. - Staff

Kathy Robinson
Kathy Robinson
Enrollment Administrator
As Director of Admissions, Kathy is the first point of contact for most students. She is a former Business/Physical Education Teacher and is in charge of all student enrollment. As an EMT she understands what you go through as you prepare and study to become an EMT and also what you go through during the Recertification process with National Registry.
Jennie Storro
Jennie Storro

Jennie has been providing customer service for EMT & Fire Training since 2012, as the Assistant Enrollment Administrator. She helps students find the correct course for their needs and works with them through the enrollment process.
Juleen Robertson
Juleen Robertson

Juleen has been giving online and phone support to our students for over 13 years. She edits web content and argues for the Oxford comma whenever necessary. She also helps with test preparation and advice for studying for the National Registry exams. Juleen is knowledgable in the courses you need and has the National Registry phone number memorized.
Lani Meek
Lani Meek
Certified Course Coordinator, EMS Agency Manager
Lani has spent 18 years managing a rural volunteer ambulance agency and she is also a Certified NREMT Course Coordinator. Lani helps organize all EMT & Fire Training Inc. courses.
Robby Schanilec
Robby Schanilec
IT Administrator
Robby studied Virtual Technology and Design at the University of Idaho. He worked as a contractor for ATT as a regression and security tester for over 3 years. He has been working for EMT & Fire Training Inc. for 5 years.
Travis Holycross
Travis Holycross

Travis started his career in EMS as a volunteer EMT and eventually an Advanced EMT for a very rural ambulance agency covering almost 1200 sq. miles of rugged and isolated terrain.

Travis directs course and technology development as well as marketing. His NREMT preparation course has been used by more that 80,000 EMTs and Paramedics to prepare for the NREMT cognitive examination.


EMT & Fire Training Inc. BBB Business Review Official PayPal Seal