Mr. Platt currently serves as the Fire/EMS Themes Teacher at the CREC Civic Leadership High School, where he authors and teaches the theme curriculum specializing the the fields of the fire service and Emergency Medical Services. Prior to his work with CREC, Mr. Platt has taught college level EMS instruction.
Mr. Platt has a extensive experience in public safety, namely the fire service and EMS.Mr. Platt’s career began as an EMS explorer which is where he found his niche. He has served his communities in different EMS capacities from clinical to supervisory for over 20 years. He served his communities for 10 years as a volunteer firefighter in the Ellington Volunteer Fire Department (CT) and the Enfield Fire Department (CT). He was also a career Firefighter-Paramedic with the Longmeadow Fire Department (MA). In addition to his firefighting duties, he served his fire department in several other capacities. He served as a training coordinator, which provided by the Enfield Fire Department consistent training in EMS.
Along with his work at CREC, Mr. Platt is employed part-time by Granby Ambulance Association and Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association, where he currently works as a Paramedic. At the ambulance service, he also serves as a mentor to new volunteers and paid staff. Mr. Platt currently serves as a CT state certified EMS-Instructor, responsible for providing EMT certification and recertification courses, OSHA-mandated training and other continuing education programs.
Mr. Platt holds a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Medical Services Management with a Paramedic certificate, from Springfield College. Mr. Platt attended Springfield College for post graduate work in Healthcare Management with a concentration in strategic planning. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Disaster Management from Liberty University. He holds Connecticut teacher certification with endorsements in health occupations for grades 9-12. In addition, he is certified to the Firefighter II level, trained to the Hazardous Materials-Technician level, and certified as a Fire Service Instructor I. Prior to earning certification as an EMT, he worked at the MRT (now referred to as EMR) level. He also worked for 6 years as an EMT prior to becoming a Paramedic. Mr. Platt holds numerous FEMA credentials in ICS, leadership, emergency planning, and emergency management. Mr. Platt holds several instructorships through NAEMT, American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association.