Episode 110: Don Garner is a nationally registered paramedic with over 20 years of pre-hospital and critical care experience. He is currently the Deputy Director of Professional Development for the Wake County EMS System. Assuming the role in 2013, Donald is responsible for all aspects of education and training for the EMS System. Don is a published author, researcher and lecturer on pre-hospital medicine and education topics. He is also an adjunct instructor for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine. Our discussion starts with his early beginnings and interest in helping people, to his days as a volunteer at Garner EMS and coming to work in the Wake County EMS System. We have a great a discussion about the current and future challenges of education in EMS.