Our Director has over 25 years of experience in the mental health profession. His is a LM5 Crisis Negotiation Specialist with train the trainer credentials in Management of Assaultive Behavior for Professionals (MABPRO). For the last 12 years he has been instructor certified by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, American Health and Safety, and EMSA.
As a Warrant Officer (WOC) in the California State Military Reserves (CSMR) he serves as the platoon leader and training officer for Company C Medical 1st Special Troops Battalion Regional Support Command North.
His dedication to solving the training issues that conflict our professions has led to the development of one of his greatest passions that is CDS Rescue Training.
Anita serves as the administrative assistant for CDS Rescue Training. Anita schedules and processes all your classes, issue cards, and is your front line support to help meet your training needs. She helps maintain the high standards we have here at CDS and helps keep our operation running smoothly. CDS is truly blessed to have such a focused and dedicated member of our team.
Madison Hampton is a new member of the team. His background lies primarily in Firefighting as he has worked with several agencies ranging from the US Forest Service to Cal Fire and finally with a City/Local Govt. fire department.
Madison started his EMS career in 2009 as an EMT and pursued his BSIS Security Guard Card shortly after. Working as in private security while simultaneously attending the Sierra College Regional Fire Academy Madison was able to continue his Fire/EMS career in 2011. The next several years would hold a variety of experiences in an internship with Nevada County Consolidated Fire District and a position as an educational aide working with severely autistic young adults in a classroom setting, many of whom were violent and/or non verbal. His experiences with the developmentally delayed have proven invaluable and remain an interest in his life although he doesn’t work in the field at this time. In an attempt to combine together his experiences in EMS, firefighting and private security when he joined the California Army National Guard as a 68W Combat Medic in 2012. During his time in the National Guard Madison has worked with two separate units as a medic in a battalion aid station as well as a line medic having somewhere around 40 soldiers in his direct medical care. It was when Madison returned from his Army training that he was appointed to his first paid firefighting position with the US Forest Service. The fire season of 2013 would prove to be a challenge with campaign fires all over the state of California and ranging in many different topographic conditions. In 2014 Madison joined the ranks of Cal Fire as a firefighter and again traveled the state. Hired on full time Madison started with Higgins Fire Protection District in early 2015. The rewarding aspect of working as a combat medic in the Army and as a firefighter has inspired Madison to pursue a certification as a Paramedic, With a number of certifications in firefighting, multiple rescue systems, FEMA and ICS. Madison is a welcome member of the team.
Bill has been a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for 23 and has spent many of those years working in the pre hospital field. Currently Bill is the CEO of Quail Lakes Community Counseling, a nonprofit therapy practice. For the last 3 years Bill has worked for CDS as an instructor with emphasis on community CPR/Frist Aid and Basic Life Support (BLS) for medical professionals.
Bill serves as a Sergeant in the California State Military Reserve and holds the position of Platoon Sergeant, managing 20 Combat Medics. He is also a senior medic and has distinguished himself as a medical instructor. As an instructor, he is methodical and thorough when presenting didactic information. When demonstrating skills he clearly explains the tasks, conditions and standards. Bill says,“Hands-on guided practice is very important for the medical field. Our professional focus in the skills lab help emphasize this important part of student learning. Everyone can learn if given the right opportunity.”
CDS is lucky to have such a professional and dedicated Instructor teach our medical courses.
Yoshi Avalos is an Instructor at CDS Facility Services in Lodi, Ca. Yoshi has been teaching basic CPR/BLS and First aid classes for over 12 yrs accumulating more than 700hrs of Basic Life Support instruction. In 1998 He joined the US Navy and was a Search and Rescue Medical Technician before separating from the military. He has worked in Level IV Medical centers over seas, providing Emergency Medical Care to the region of operations. Yoshi has been deployed to multiple regions within Middle East Asia and has worked as a Flight Medic, using his medical skills and knowledge to treat soldiers during Helicopter Medevac missions. Shortly after separating from the US Navy, He joined CDS in Nov 2012 and has taught over 140 BLS/CPR courses within the community. Yoshi enjoys giving back to the community and sharing his knowledge in basic life support skills.
Rob has nine years experience in the Fire and Emergency Services Field. Most of that service was spent in the US Air Force as a Fire Fighter specializing in AirCraft Rescue and Firefighting in Ramstein AB Germany. A graduate of the Modesto Junior COllege Fire Academy with an Associates degree in Fire Science. He serves also as a Seasonal firefighter for CAL FIRE and holds current EMT, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS certifications. Rob is a professional first responder with prior military experience and is a welcomed addition to the CDS Rescue Training Team.