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CEO & PRESIDENT
Kevin was born in Queens, NY, raised in Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in Franklin Square with his wife and 4 Children. Kevin has been involved in emergency preparedness and services since 1997. Kevin's interest in the emergency services fields started as teenager while completing and earning the highest rank in the Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout.
Kevin has worked as an Emergency Medical Technician as a volunteer, various private ambulances in New York and for the New York City Fire Department in Brooklyn, N.Y. Kevin has overseen and administered Emergency Medical Technician, CPR & FIRST Aid courses since 2003. Kevin remains active in the field as a Lieutenant of an FDNY Engine Company in the Bronx & active in training as the Lead Instructor of the FDNY Counter Terrorism Task Force. Kevin is also involved in the EMS community as he serves on the Advisory Board for Fordham University EMS, Board of Director for the Ridgewood Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc., and on the Drill Committee for the New York State & Volunteer Ambulance Association.
Lastly, Kevin is a New York State Department of Health Bureau of EMS Certified Instructor Coordinator, National Association of EMS Educators Level I & II Instructor, Fire Instructor I, American Heart Association BLS Instructor & National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Instructor.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT - EMERGENCY AID TRAINING OPERATIONS
A native of Brooklyn, Jose Prosper has been involved in emergency services since 1994. Entering the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) in March 1998, Jose began his career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) working out of Station 20 in the Bronx. In 2000, Jose was promoted to the rank of Firefighter and has served the North Bronx in Engine 38. Prior to entering the Department, Jose served in the U.S. Naval Forces and was deployed throughout the Gulf War. With a passion of empowering communities to pursue careers in emergency response, he operates numerous EMT certification programs throughout NYC through public/private partnerships. Father of three beautiful children, Jose dedicates his time to his family and especially enjoys being a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 267. Jose has been a member of the FDNY Hispanic Society for over 17 years - serving on the Executive board as Vice President for 2 years and now the current President.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT -RESCUE TRAINING INSTITUTE CPR DIVISION
Sean Graves, Senior Vice President of Training
Sean Graves is Vice President of Training at AuraPrep. He has served in this role since August 2018, overseeing operational aspects of the EMS training division of Rescue Training International and fulfilling its mission. Mr. Graves has been instrumental in helping RTI and AuraPrep experience growth, utilizing a variety of blended learning styles both in and out of the classroom.
Mr. Graves is a strong proponent of the link between internal culture of AuraPrep and the EMS community both on a national and local level. He spends the time to ensure that every educator is aligned with the organization’s goal of providing clients an unsurpassed experience that results in excellent performance outcomes. His philosophy of putting forth patient centric education has led to students consistently achieving high scores and outstanding client feedback.
His hands-on leadership has continued to cultivate educator, student and client experiences. The New York City Regional Emergency Medical Service Council awarded Mr. Graves with the prestigious Educator of Excellence in 2016.
Mr. Graves has more than 17 years of healthcare experience, as an active Emergency Medical Technician, Educator, and administrator. Mr. Graves currently serves as a member of the New York City Regional Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC), the New York City Regional Emergency Medical Services Council (REMSCO) where he is a member of the Training and Education and Protocol committees. In addition, Mr. Graves is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
In the past, Mr. Graves served as the Chairperson of the New York State Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association (NYSVARA) Legislative and Governmental Affairs committee. He still actively engages State legislators for the betterment of EMS throughout the State of New York. Mr. Graves also served on "NYC Mission: Lifeline Stroke Systems of Care Prehospital Technical Advisory Group" and as an item writer for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examination in Columbus, Ohio.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT -LONG ISLAND EMS TRAINING OPERATIONS