Unitek Education Welcomes New EMS Program Director

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Accomplished Emergency Manager, consultant and author Joseph Pred has been named EMS Program Director at Unitek Education.

Joseph Pred brings more than 20 years of EMS services, management and leadership experience to his role as EMS Program Director. In addition to expanding and improving the already successful academic programs at Unitek Education, Pred will focus on achieving the highest levels of academic excellence, student service, and graduate success.

Most recently, Pred served as CEO of Mutual Aid Response Services (MARS) in San Francisco. The company provides consulting in emergency and risk management, EMS, curriculum development, safety, government relations, compliance and management. Pred also managed a team of 60 emergency staff, including EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses, Doctors and Dispatchers.

In a prior role, Pred founded the Burning Man Emergency Service Department and then served as its Operations Chief for 13 years. The Burning Man ESD is a ground-breaking organization with more than 100 managers and 1,000 staff charged with planning and overseeing all emergency services for a temporary city of 68,000 with a very risk-tolerant and austere environment. The organization is widely regarded as a best-in-class structure for a mass gathering event.

Over the course of his career, Pred’s credentials have included:


  • 13 years of senior leadership and executive experience, including EMS field supervision and incident management
  • 23 years EMS experience, including working in Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support, Critical Care Transport and 911 systems
  • 15 years as an accomplished public speaker, including lecturing, training, and media relations

Joseph Pred is an author of several books,…

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