We utilize a number of experienced instructors to meet our customers' needs. Below are the bios of just a few of them.
Todd Baker, who has been involved in emergency medical services (EMS) since 1989, is the head of Southeastern Emergency Equipment’s Training Department. Mr. Baker has served as a field paramedic, field-training officer, EMS System Director; as well as Regional Specialist, and Regional Manager for the NC Office of EMS. Additionally, Mr. Baker is a faculty member in the EMS Department at Wake Technical Community College, the second largest community college in North Carolina. Mr. Baker’s background makes him uniquely qualified to provide training and expert advice in emergency care practices to any entity – ranging from lay responders to EMS professionals.
Mr. Baker obtained his BS degree in Emergency Medical Care from Western Carolina University in 1994 and is a Nationally Registered Paramedic as well as a Critical Care Paramedic. Mr. Baker has been appointed AHA Training Center Faculty and maintains current instructor status in Basic Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Mr. Baker is also a credentialed NC Level I EMS Instructor (Paramedic level).
Jackie Likens works full time in the Customer Service Department at Southeastern, and also assists with various training courses as needed. Jackie has been involved in EMS/Rescue since 1989 and most recently served as a full-time field paramedic before coming on board with Southeastern in February 2008. Addtionally, she has been as a part-time EMS instrucotr for numerous community colleges in central and eastern NC. Jackie continues to work part-time as a paramedic and EMS instructor. She maintains the following instructor credentials:
NC Level I EMS Instructor
AHA BLS Instructor (all disciplines)
Ed Maness is an EMT and retired as a Lieutenant with the NC State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) in April 2007. Ed has been involved in EMS for 30 plus years, starting his career with Burke County Emergency Services in 1977. Ed worked with Burke County until 1981, progressing to the EMT-Intermediate level. In 1981 Ed left EMS full-time to pursue a career with the NCSHP. In 1996 Ed was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned as the NCSHP EMS Coordinator. In this position Ed oversaw initial and continuing education training for more than 100 troopers throughout NC. Ed also streamlined the EMS component of the NCSHP and pioneered the effort to establish the NCSHP as a recognized EMS provider in NC. Ed was promoted to First Sergeant in 2000 and Lieutenant in 2004, making him the Executive Officer in charge of the Technical Services Unit.
Ed has completed many training programs during his career, including the Administrative Officer Management Program at NC State University. Additionally, Ed has completed specialized instructor training in CISD, Executive Protection/Security, and Less Lethal Weapons.
Ed has also received several awards, including the NC Crime Control and Public Safety Heroism Award (2000) and the Governor’s Heroism Award (2000) – both given for Ed’s direct actions to save lives while deployed with the NCSHP during Hurricane Floyd in 1999. In 2003 Ed was presented with the NC National Guard Civilian Commendation Medal. Ed maintains instructor status in the following areas: