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CSEMS/OEMS Welcomes new Technical Resource Specialist – Charles Feiring

Welcome to the Valley!

Charles Feiring began his EMS career in the late 70s, and will be relocating from Chesterfield to join the Virginia Office of EMS team at CSEMS. With over 40 years in Fire and EMS, Charles brings a wealth of experience in urban and rural EMS, having served as a volunteer and career paramedic. He holds credentials as an AHA instructor for ACLS, PALS and BLS, and as a NAEMT instructor for AMLS, PHTLS, PEPL, and EMS Safety. Mr. Feiring has most recently served as the Lead Paramedic Instructor at John Tyler Community College (7 years) after serving at Richmond Ambulance Authority for over 30 years.

Charles is known for his patience and ability to guide people through technical systems and processes, and for his ability to break complex concepts down in ways that anyone can understand. In addition to his EMS Background, Charles worked on computer systems for the Federal Government, designing data systems to support critical operations. He
holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, and a Masters Degree in Public Safety Leadership & Administration (MPSLA) with a concentration on Emergency Medical Services-Mobile Integrated Healthcare.

Charles and his family have many ties to the Shenandoah Valley. His parents live in Front Royal, VA, and his wife’s parents are from Lexington (recently relocated to NC). His wife, Kathy, completed her Funeral Director Internship in Bridgewater, VA. He also has twin daughters, Angela and Carolyn, who are both Veterinary Doctors. 

Charles will join our team on Monday, January 10. He will begin with a Human Resources orientation with the Richmond office on Monday, and will be in the office on Tuesday, January 11. Over the coming weeks, we will bring him up to speed on the current projects that are underway. He will be a valuable resource for the region’s agencies. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our office if you need any technical support. Charles also notes that he will be looking for a volunteer home as soon as he relocates. Feel free to drop him an EMAIL to welcome him and introduce yourself.