Jeremy Gassert, BS, NRP, EMS-I, serves as the EMS education manager for Distance CME, a Relias company. He began his EMS career in Pennsylvania at the age of 16 when he became an emergency medical technician serving Tioga and Potter counties. After high school, Gassert joined the U.S. Air Force where he served with distinction for nearly 10 years culminating as an aerospace medical services craftsman. During his tenure he received numerous awards, including Army and Air Force Commendations, Combat Action Medal and the Purple Heart. During his Air Force service, he became a paramedic and began his healthcare education career where he cultivated his passion and talents as an instructor. This lead him to becoming an instructor at the elite USAF Pararescue/Combat Rescue Officer school. After separating from the military, he returned to civilian EMS and became an instructor with Distance CME in 2011. He has enjoyed an eclectic career serving in various roles within EMS. These roles include rural, urban and austere environments as well as pre-hospital and in-hospital care, and includes ground and air critical care transport EMS. Gassert enjoys the outdoors as well as his passion for motorcycles.
Every week I respond to dozens of emails and telephone calls asking the same thing: “Do your courses cover the new NREMT requirements?” The short answer is yes! The longer answer is that these NREMT requirements are not new.