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James Dinsch, MS, NREMT-P — Assistant Professor

James-DinschProfessor Dinsch, Department Chair for the Emergency Medical Services Department, serves as the Program Director for both the EMT and Paramedic programs. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety Administration from Charter Oak State College and a Master of Science degree in Leadership in Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Management from Grand Canyon University. He also holds multiple EMS and fire instructor certifications, is trained as a tactical medic, and is licensed to practice as a paramedic in eight states.

Prior to joining IRSC, Professor Dinsch had a diverse emergency services career spanning just over 20 years with positions in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin including a private ambulance paramedic in busy metropolitan 911 system, full-time firefighter/paramedic in the Chicago suburbs, flight paramedic, hospital-based critical care paramedic and Level 1 trauma center paramedic/surgical assistant in the Chicago area, and a chief officer in both paid and volunteer fire departments in the Midwest and Connecticut. Additionally, Professor Dinsch has served as an EMS educator for over 18 years in positions from adjunct instructor to program director for programs in Illinois, Connecticut, and New Mexico.

Professor Dinsch is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7531. He is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at

John Bray, M.A., N.R.P., CCEMTP — Instructor

John-BrayJohn Bray, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from Roger Williams University and a Master of Arts degree in Homeland Security from Pace University and has been involved in Emergency Medical Services for over 25 years. For the past 15 years he has been an active Paramedic instructor, speaker and published author and holds multiple EMS and FEMA instructor certifications.

Prior to teaching at IRSC, Mr. Bray was an Instructor Coordinator for the resident EMT and Paramedic programs at the Emergency Medical Services Institute at Saint John’s University in New York. Previously, he was Director of EMS & Emergency Preparedness at New York Downtown Hospital where he oversaw the daily operations of the Ambulance Department, managed as Quality Assurance Director, and served as the hospital’s Incident Commander for Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. He is an active guest speaker for the Critical Care Paramedic programs at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Loyola healthcare in Chicago, and the University of Hawaii.

Instructor Bray is located in the Health Science Building, Room H-116, at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7533. He is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at

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