Richard A. “Doc” Clinchy

About the founder of Emergency Medical Resources, LLC

Dr. Clinchy has over 59 years prehospital emergency care experience and service to his nation and the communities in which he has lived. Starting as a firefighter in New York State, his EMS career has taken him to Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the US Virgin Islands, Louisiana, and now Florida. He has had the pleasure of sharing EMS education and experiences with providers on every continent of the world other than Antarctica.

Teaching EMS for Doc started in 1970 and, to a lesser extent, continues today. He has worked as an EMT, paramedic, firefighter, flight medic, hyperbaric technologist, shipboard medical officer, and public safety officer, as well as both a part-time and full-time EMS educator. Having held various positions in EMS, he founded and operated The American College of Prehospital Medicine from 1990 until closing the school in 2004.

Now, as CEO of Emergency Medical Resources, LLC, and president of TRIGENX, LLC, he is a consultant to and representative for a variety of tactical and emergency care equipment manufacturers as well as being involved with the US military. For several years in the 1990s, Clinchy served as a board member of the Special Operations Medical Association and remains a life member of that organization. For almost thirteen years, Clinchy was a volunteer with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary with his service ending in 2011 as Chief of Staff, Coastal Region 8th Coast Guard District. He had previously served as the Chief of the National Education Department of the Auxiliary as well as Director of the National Marketing Group and developer of the original Coast Guard Waterway Watch program that focused on maritime domain awareness following 9-11. He also served as an instructor-trainer for HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) and as an instructor for the Coast Guard’s Team Coordination Training.

Doc is a paramedic with the Florida One Disaster Medical Assistance Team, part of the National Disaster Medical System.  For the Teams, he serves as Training Officer, Planning Team Leader, and Acting Public Information Officer.  Widely published in EMS periodicals, Doc is the author of a number of published works listed below. Dr. Clinchy is a US Navy veteran.

Publications of note:  Open Water Sport Diver Manual; Advanced Sport Diver Manual; Dive First Responder; Emergency Medical Care Chapter, NOAA Diving Manual, 4e; Captain’s Quick Guides – Emergency First Aid On Board; and, Chapter on Emergency First Aid On Board, The Instant Handbook of Boat Handling, Navigation, and Seamanship.

Doc Clinchy served as chairman of the board of The Coalition for Tactical Medicine through 2014 and is president of The National EMS Museum.

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His detailed CV is available here.