Staff

Team Members

JASON OSBORNE

RN BSN EMS-I EMT

Jason Osborne, Owner / Operator of Osborne EMS Education & Osborne Emergency Response Training. Jason has over 22 years of experience in EMS both commercial and volunteer services. Jason has served in many capacities, Jason has held positions as Medical Director New Sound Concerts Inc. from 1998-2008. Jason has been an emergency room nurse for 11 years. Jason graduated with his ASN from Capital Community College in 2007 and his BSN from Liberty University in 2017.

Jason has extensive training in emergency preparedness for both pre-hospital and in hospital from the Center for Domestic Training in Anniston Alabama. Certified as a Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) Trainer. Certified Incident Response Training for Terrorist Bombings Awareness (IRTB) Instructor. Jason has participated in and helped organize multi agency drills for hospitals and emergency services (police, fire and EMS) in active shooter training, Mass casualty incidents and emergency response to hazardous Materials incidents, including training in Triage and Decontamination. Jason also has been teaching American Heart Association CPR / First Aid for the past 17 years. Jason holds AHA instructor status for ACLS, PALS and BLS CPR.

Jason is also an FCC Amateur Radio Operator (KB1-OLW) and has worked with Local Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) groups both in hospital and Pre-hospital. Jason is a current volunteer with the Pomfret Volunteer Fire Department and holds a position as EMS Captain.

MELISSA OSBORNE

BA CCEMT-P NREMT-P EMS-I

Melissa Osborne began her EMS career on a small town volunteer fire department, obtaining her EMT in 1996. Her inspiration to join was her Mother who was one of the first females on the department. Melissa grew up with both her Mother and her Father being very active members – her father later becoming Chief.

Melissa spent close to 20 years serving as a volunteer EMT and later also as a Firefighter in various positions, lastly as Assistant Chief of EMS. For the past 13 years Melissa has worked for a commercial ambulance company, with 11 of those years being a Paramedic. During that time Melissa obtained her Instructor certification as well as her CCEMT-P (Critical Care) Melissa began teaching 9 years ago, and now is the Training Supervisor at her company. In addition Melissa operates Osborne EMS Education with her husband Jason Osborne. Melissa had other career goals before becoming a paramedic, but says that once she started working full time on an ambulance and teaching, it was like “coming home.”

CORY LACHANCE

M.A. Ed. Fire Instructor EMS-I EMT

Cory Lachance has a extensive experience in both education and public safety. He has worked in public education for over ten years, having started his teaching career as a seventh grade social studies teacher. Since then, he has taught at all grade levels from seven to twelve, and has also taught at the college level. Cory holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education and a master's degree in educational leadership, both from Central Connecticut State University, where he was also a member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. He presently works full-time as a curriculum specialist at a magnet school for high school students who are considering entering careers in the field of public safety.

In addition to his work in education, Cory has extensive EMS experience. He is presently employed part-time by a local commercial ambulance service, where he currently works as an EMT. At the ambulance service, he also serves as a Field Training Officer, responsible for training new EMT's, and as a Connecticut state-certified EMS-Instructor, responsible for providing EMT recertification, OSHA-mandated training and other continuing education to his colleagues and personnel from other agencies. Cory has previous EMS experience in volunteer settings at both the EMT and EMR levels.

Cory served his community for 13 years as a volunteer firefighter with the Newington Volunteer Fire Department. During his tenure with NVFD, in addition to responding to fire calls, he served as the Captain in charge of the Fire Prevention Bureau, which oversees all public fire and life safety education provided by the department, as an advisor to the Fire Cadet Program, which provides hands-on training in firefighting and emergency services to youth ages 16-18, and as department quartermaster, ensuring that all personnel and apparatus in the department were equipped with the necessary tools and equipment to carry out their jobs effectively and safely. He was named 2013 Fire Officer of the Year by the department for his work in the Fire Prevention Bureau promoting fire and life safety in the community.

Cory is certified to the Firefighter II level, trained to the Hazardous Materials-Operational level, and certified as a Fire Service Instructor I. He has completed the Connecticut Fire Academy’s Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operational Train-the-Trainer course. Prior to earning certification as an EMT, he worked at the MRT (now referred to as EMR) level. He also worked for 10 years as an Advanced EMT (formerly referred to as EMT-Intermediate). Cory is certified through the National Fire Academy as a Community Safety Educator, and holds numerous FEMA credentials in ICS, leadership, emergency planning, and emergency management. In addition, he holds an FCC Amateur Radio-Technician Class license, and is certified as an AHA BLS Instructor.

IAN MCDEVITT

Tactical Instructor

Ian McDevitt is a CCEMT- Paramedic, (Critical Care) with thirty years of EMS experience. Ian started as an EMT-Basic and worked his way up to an EMT-Intermediate then to an intercept Paramedic. Ian’s experience includes both civilian (25 years), military and private.

He has remote medic experience in South East Asia and Central America. He is a former Officer, USAR, Airborne and Infantry. Ian spent twelve years on the City of Willimantic’s SWAT Team and wrote the first book published on Tactical Medicine in 1999. He has completed combat medic rotations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and most recently on the contact line as the Chief Paramedic for the City of Luhansk, in North East Ukraine.

Ian has spent the last eight years as Senior Medical Instructor for the Department of State Anti-Terrorist Assistance Program in Africa training African Union forces where he teaches both Battlefield Medicine and Weapons and Tactics. He also teaches internationally through his company WARTEMS. He has taught for Vatican Security Forces, military, and private security. He is now finishing his degree in Veterinary Medicine while continuing to work in Africa.

JON ROY

FF/EMT Assistant Instructor

Jonathan B. Roy has been serving in the Fire and EMS services since 1998. In that time he has served as a Captain for the New Durham, NH Fire Department, Paramedic Supervisor with the Frisbie Memorial Hospital Paramedics, and as a Deputy Forest Fire Warden for the State of New Hampshire, in addition to many other roles.

Jonathan is a 2005 graduate of the Springfield College Emergency Medical Services Management -Bachelor's of Science Program, where he interned with FDNY EMS in the South Bronx (Battalion 26) and also served as Chief of Springfield College EMS his senior year. Jon also has worked in private security, including concert and personal/executive protection security since 1998. He currently works as a Firefighter/EMT with the Manchester Eighth Utilities District Fire Department and the Tolland County Rescue Dive Team. In his spare time Jon enjoys riding his mountain bike, communicating via HAM Radio and relaxing at his cabin in New Hampshire.