Emergency Medical Education and Resource Group, Inc. (EMERG) began in 2011 when it became apparent that the DFW area was in need of a new program. Many programs in the area have lengthy wait lists or low pass rates. At EMERG, we feel that the number one priority is providing our students with a quality education. If that means we limit the number of students we accept and have longer courses, then so be it. We want our students to be successful. In fact, in our EMT Program, we guarantee it! We are so confident in our program, we guarantee that if you pass the class, you will pass the National Registry exam. If you fail your first attempt, we will offer you whatever remediation is needed at no cost to you to ensure you succeed.
Rich Henkel – Program Coordinator
Rich has been working and volunteering in the field of Fire/EMS since 1988 when he started as a volunteer firefighter in New Jersey. Rich went on to receive his EMT certification in 1992 and was a Captain with Kissimmee Heights Volunteer Fire Department. Rich received his paramedic license in 2000, graduating in the top of his class. Though he spent many years providing care in the field, he quickly found his niche in education and became the lead instructor in an initial EMT and continuing education program at Grundy County Ambulance in Missouri.
His success in Grundy County led him to Overland Park Fire Department in Kansas where he was quickly promoted from firefighter/paramedic to the position of Training Officer/Captain. During his five years with OPFD, he taught more than 100 ACLS, BLS, PALS and PHTLS courses to EMS providers, nurses, physicians and lay public and became a regional faculty member for ACLS and PHTLS. In November of 2007, he began his employment with Biocare, which held numerous EMT and Paramedic program, all with higher pass rates during Rich’s tenure. Rich has worked in various field capacities, urgent care settings and EMS Director positions. EMERG currently operates 2 ambulance services and other Medical First Aid and Fire Suppression events.
Lynn Brown, MD, FACEP – Medical Director
Dr. Lynn Brown graduated from Texas A&M University in 1986 and later graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 1993. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Michigan State University Sparrow Hospital in 1996. Dr. Brown brings a wealth of clinical experience from years of emergency medicine practice in Kansas City and most recently Spokane, Washington. In addition to working in high volume facilities with significant critical care experience, he has served as the hospital Medical Staff President, Director of Emergency Services, Medical Director for Overland Park Fire Department, and President of a large private Emergency Medicine physician group.
Julie Allen-Holden – Lead EMT Instructor/Paramedic
Julie initially pursued a career in Law Enforcement after attending Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There she majored in Sociology and Human Behaviors. Julie went on to obtain her Paramedic license and has worked on a MICU Unit for 20 years. Her experience includes lead medic, station captain, field supervisor and logistics coordinator. Julie is a BLS/ACLS instructor, Stop the Bleed instructor, ITLS instructor, PEPP Coordinator, and PHTLS Instructor. Julie obtained her Texas Department of State Health Services Instructor certification in 2019. Julie has recently joined our organization and has already started teaching our classes.
Ashlee Sauer – Administrative Assistant/Paramedic
Ashlee began working as an EMT for EMERG in 2015. She began doing some administrative work for us part-time and took over the full time position of Administrative Assistant role in 2017. In 2019 Ashlee became an Advanced EMT and gained her Paramedic license in 2022. Ashlee is also a Basic Coordinator through the State of Texas , an AHA BLS, ACLS, and PALS instructor; an American Red Cross instructor for BLS, ALS, PALS, and Babysitter Training; NAEMT instructor for PHTLS, GEMS, and TCCC, as well as teaches all levels of EMS classes.