Mr. Ragone has over 40 years of experience in emergency medical and fire services field. During his career he has served in leadership roles at both private and public fire and EMS organizations. He began his career as a firefighter in Oregon and later trained as a paramedic. Mike has held numerous leadership positions including his current one as leader of the AMR response and preparedness team for large scale events. AMR is the FEMA national medical transport and support service contract provider for both ground and air. Previously he served as a Fire Practice Leader and Senior Associate at Fitch & Associates before rejoining AMR in 2012. Mr. Ragone has expertise in emergency management and response, strategic analysis, change management, contingency planning, reimbursement, budgeting and fiscal procedures, compliance, logistics management and many other areas. He has authored articles and study’s including the 200 City Survey and Salary Survey for JEMS.