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Gary Ludwig, M.S., EMT-P

Gary Ludwig, M.S., EMT-P

2313 Clover Lane
Champaign, Illinois 61821

Phone(636) 789-5660
Fax (636) 789-4249

Website garyludwig.com/
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Chief Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P is an EMS and fire expert with more than 40 years of experience in EMS, fire, and rescue services - with over 37 years as a paramedic, and more than 20 years of consultation and expert witness work. Chief Ludwig provides consultation and expert witness services for professional attorneys and governments involved in civil and criminal litigation.

Services

Gary Ludwig provides consultation and expert opinion to plaintiff and defense attorneys on:

· Paramedic standard of care
· EMT standard of care
· Rescue operation
· Positional asphyxia
· Restraint asphyxia
· Emergency communications
· Medical direction
· Protocol development
· Airway management
· Disaster medicine
· Mass casualty incidents
· Scope of EMS practice
· EMS training
· EMS education
· Fire operations
· Ambulance operations
· EMS operations
· Firefighter
· First aid
· Pre-hospital care
· Paramedic


Litigation Support Services

Gary Ludwig provides expert witness opinions, litigation support and consultation on emergency medical service, fire, and 911 matters to plaintiff and defense attorneys, risk management professionals, as well as the general public.

Services provided include:

· Preliminary review and evaluation
· Written opinions and/or reports
· Technical support
· Availability and attendance for depositions and/or court proceedings

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

911, EMS Procedures, EMS Training, EMS Education.

Profile

Gary Ludwig is recognized as a respected national fire and EMS author, public speaker, and expert who has managed two award-winning metropolitan EMS systems (Memphis and St. Louis) and has pioneered many concepts which are now standard practice in fire and EMS systems today. Chief Ludwig has over 40 years of fire, rescue and EMS experience - and over 37years experience as a paramedic. He currently serves as the fire chief of Champaign, Illinois.

It is estimated that Chief Ludwig has responded on over 25,000 fire, rescue, and EMS incidents during his 39-year career and has performed at various levels including patient care as a paramedic, firefighting, to incident commander at countless emergency scenes and planned events. Some planned events that he has commanded include two United States Presidential debates, numerous Presidential visits and motorcades, the Papal Visit of John Paul II to St. Louis, the 1993 Floods of St. Louis, United States Summer Olympic Festival, Super Bowl parades, and World Series Baseball.

Recently, Chief Ludwig retired as a deputy fire chief on the senior command staff for the Memphis Fire Department (Tennessee). The Memphis Fire Department is a 1,987 person fire department, operating from 57 fire stations, a $162.5 million budget, and last year responded on approximately 145,000 alarms. The EMS budget is over $36 million.

Chief Ludwig previously retired as the Chief Paramedic from the St. Louis Fire Department in 2001. He was employed full time with the City of St. Louis for 25 years after starting employment with the City two months out of high school. During his career he rose through the ranks and managed various programs or Bureaus including field operations, support services, and the Fire Alarm Communications Center.

Chief Ludwig currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair for the EMS Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). The EMS Section is one of the largest and most active sections of the IAFC. He was Chair for six years from 2007 - 2013.

Chief Ludwig has earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and a Masters degree in Management and Business. Additionally, he is a licensed paramedic and a certified firefighter. Chief Ludwig is also a contributing editor and writes a monthly column that appears in Firehouse Magazine and he writes a monthly leadership column that appears in JEMS Magazine.

Chief Ludwig has authored over 500 articles in such publications as the IAFC’s On Scene, 9-1-1 Magazine, Fire Chief Magazine, Firehouse Magazine, Journal of Emergency Medical Services, EMS Magazine, and National Fire & Rescue. Also, Chief Ludwig is a nationally known and requested speaker and has made over 250 public presentations at conferences or professional seminars at most major fire or EMS conferences.

Awards
2014 Presidential Award – Tennessee EMS Association
2014 James O Page EMS Leadership Award – National Award
2014 Career Fire-based EMS System of the Year - Awarded by the Congressional Fire Service Institute
2012 Tennessee EMS Service of the Year – Awarded by the Tennessee Ambulance Service Association
1998 Missouri EMS Administrator of the Year - Awarded by the Missouri EMS Association
1998 Missouri EMS Service of the Year - Awarded by the Missouri Emergency Medical Service Association
1996 Mayor's Award - City of St. Louis - Improved Level of Service
1995 Mayor's Award - City of St. Louis - Monetary Savings
1981 Mayor’s Award of Heroism
1979 Mayor’s Award of Heroism

Consulting Practice

All States

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Licenses

· Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (EMT-P) - Missouri Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
· Fire Fighter I - Missouri Division of Fire Safety
· Fire Fighter II - Missouri Division of Fire Safety
· Hazardous Material Operations Level - Missouri Division of Fire Safety
· Advanced Cardiac Life Support - American Heart Association


Legal Experience & Services

Over 20 years experience as an expert witness and consultant.


Affiliations

· International Association of Fire Chiefs - EMS Section
· Judiciary Oversight Commission for the Washington DC Fire Department
· Journal of Emergency Medical Service (JEMS)
· Firehouse.Com
· Frontline First Responder
· Firehouse Magazine
· 9-1-1 Magazine
· Fire and Rescue Training Institute, University of Missouri - Columbia
· National Association of EMTs


Awards & Honors

2014 Presidential Award – Tennessee EMS Association
2014 James O Page EMS Leadership Award – National Award
2014 Career Fire-based EMS System of the Year - Awarded by the Congressional Fire Service Institute
2012 Tennessee EMS Service of the Year – Awarded by the Tennessee Ambulance Service Association
1998 Missouri EMS Administrator of the Year - Awarded by the Missouri EMS Association
1998 Missouri EMS Service of the Year - Awarded by the Missouri Emergency Medical Service Association
1996 Mayor's Award - City of St. Louis - Improved Level of Service
1995 Mayor's Award - City of St. Louis - Monetary Savings
1981 Mayor’s Award of Heroism
1979 Mayor’s Award of Heroism


Seminars & Training

Mr. Ludwig has been invited to speak or deliver a keynote address at more than 250 professional conferences and seminars in 42 states including Fire-Rescue International, Fire-Rescue Med, Fire-Rescue East, EMS Today, EMS Expo, EMS Magazine Expo, FireHouse Expo, Fire Department Instructor's Conference (FDIC), Firehouse World, FireCon, plus many other local, statewide, national, and international conferences and seminars.


Publications

Over 500 published articles in such magazines as Firehouse, Journal of Emergency Medical Services, EMS World, Fire Chief Magazine, 9-1-1 Magazine, and On Scene; Articles are available upon request.


Education

· Paramedic Certification - St. Louis University, 1979
· Bachelor of Arts - Kensington University, 1986
· Master of Science - National-Louis University, 1992





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