Emmerich - ALS Rescue Paramedic and EMS Consultant - Cape Town, South Africa

Mike Emmerich

Cape Town, South Africa


I have been involved in Emergency Medicine, Fire and Rescue for over 27 years, of which at least 20 years have encompassed teaching at various levels of Emergency Medicine and Rescue. I spent many years involved in training medics in underground Mines Rescue teams (Proto) in South Africa, The DRC, Zambia, Tanzania and Gabon, and am qualified as an ACLS and ITLS international instructor. I have drafted procedures, standards operating procedures on Occupational health and safety, confined space, emergency response, patient care, disaster medicine and infection control. I am able to work with persons at all skill, academic and cultural levels and have spent the past 16 years working in around 20 countries on the African continent, with the last 2.5 years based in Senegal, where I was the HOD Medical and Emergency Services for a large Mineral Sands operation during construction and leading into the operational phase.


ALS Rescue Paramedic and EMS Consultant


Specialist emergency medicine & ERT remote site consultant, looking for new opportunities, based in South Africa

Work History

Strictly Private and Confidential

From September 2014

EXCO Member

Parys Community Care

• Clinical Governance Officer
• Volunteer Emergency Medical
Rescue Responder (EMS)

Senior Rescue Paramedic

Provincial Ambulance Service

Up to October 2013

and Volunteer ALS Backup, as no ALS in Parys
Hospital - Parys, SA

Volunteer ALS Backup, as no

Private Ambulance

Up to October 2013

ALS in Parys
Service ) - Parys, SA

District Paramedic

St John Ambulance Services, SA

July 2007 - November 2009

(Resigned due to relocation to Parys)

EMS College Principal

Mines Qualification Authority

(MQA) Facilitated/Chaired the Technical
- Technical Reference Group (TRG) Reference Group (TRG) 30
30 (Mines Rescue), SA

False Bay Volunteer Ambulance

Steering Committee

Up to August 1996

SA Steering Committee
One of two paramedics on call for the
False Bay and Hout Bay Volunteer Service:
• One of two paramedics on call
• Ran three Basic Ambulance
Courses (Level 5)
Received a Certificate of Appreciation in
August 1996 - In grateful recognition of my support, service and dedication to the

South African National Defence

National Service:
Force (SANDF)
• Completed the Operational Medical

Operational Medic

for 13 months


Nexus Medical

Specialist Medical, Rescue and ERT consultant. Plus the agent for Eye-Check on the African continent.. and much more. Visit the website for more information.


Blogging for TWIGH

I have recently been commissioned by Dr Greg Martin to write a weekly blog for "This Week in Global Health"which is an offshoot of their linkedin page:

The blog link is:

Qualifications & Certifications

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Emergency Care and Safety Institute Instructor

Emergency Care Education Institute

Emergency Care Education Institute

Academy of Advanced Life Support


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Emergency Care and Safety Institute

American College of Emergency Physicians

ACLS Instructors Course

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Academy of Advanced Life Support

Human Movement Studies

Rand Afrikaans University


Milner High School (University Exemption)


International Risk Control Academy

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Academy of Advanced Life Support

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