William is a current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with over 17 years of experience, from both the military and civilian sectors. Will became an EMT in 2004 and later pursued further training as a Combat Medic in the US Army in 2005. From 2007 to 2008, Will was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division as a Combat Medic attached to an Infantry line unit. Upon returning from and during his deployment, Will was awarded the Combat Medical Badge, 3 Army Commendation Medals, and 2 Army Achievement Medals for actions taken while treating wounded US soldiers. During his deployment, Will treated a variety of combat related injuries, including but not limited to blast, concussion, gunshot, and shrapnel injuries as well as injuries sustained from direct and indirect engagements with insurgent forces.
In 2010, after separating from the US Army, Will became a Police Officer with an agency in Northern Colorado. While with there, Will developed and implemented several lifesaving medical treatment courses, including tourniquet and Combat Gauze usage and application, which have been taught to all personnel within the department as well as to other outside agencies and organizations. Due to Will’s exposure and experience overseas, Will was further tasked with the training and development of EMTs into being qualified as Tactical Emergency Medics (TEMS) attached to the SWAT and Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Teams in the Northern Colorado Region.
Will is currently an instructor in CPR/AED and First Aid through the American Heart Association (AHA) and is also a Bleeding Control (BCON) instructor through the American College of Surgeons. Will has been awarded 6 Medals of Merit along with the Medal of Valor by his current agency and the Meritorious Service Medal from a neighboring agency for actions taken rendering aid to severely wounded individuals during high risk calls. Will is currently serving as a Police Officer where he continues to educate police officers, SWAT/EOD medics, and local school districts in his areas of expertise