J.R. has more than 40 years of experience as an EMS provider, administrator and firefighter. J.R. founded the consulting firm in 1982 and has provided consulting services and seminars to hundreds of EMS and Fire Department organizations, hospitals and municipalities, across the nation. During his career, Mr. Henry has become well known as an expert in the area of ambulance service operations, management and reimbursement related issues.
J.R. currently serves as the Executive Director and Chief of Valley Ambulance Authority which provides EMS services to 15 communities in the western suburbs of Pittsburgh.
From May 2002 through July 2004, J.R. was the Managing Consultant at PWW Consulting Inc., located in Mechanicsburg, PA.
From 1979 through 1999, J.R. served as the Executive Director of the Ross/West View Emergency Medical Services Authority. In addition to his administrative and consulting activities, Mr. Henry is a former Paramedic and Vehicle Rescue Technician. J.R. is also a life member of the West View Volunteer Fire Department. He also holds membership in numerous other local, state and national EMS organizations. He currently serves as the immediate Past President of the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council and serves as Board member for the Allegheny County EMS Council and the Emergency Medical Services Institute in Pittsburgh, PA.
J.R. Henry also currently serves as Mayor of the Borough of West View. Prior to his appointment as Mayor in 2006, J.R. served as an elected member of the West View Borough Council since 1988.
Since the inception of Public Safety Marketing in 2004, Michael has provided marketing and fundraising services to dozens of EMS and Fire Department organizations. He has successfully coordinated more than 500 direct mail fundraising campaigns.
Michael gained considerable knowledge of the field of marketing during his time with the Pittsburgh International Science and Technology Festival. His marketing accomplishments with this organization include designing and publishing program books and assisting in the design and distribution of promotional posters and flyers.
Michael is a graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing. Michael also earned an Associate’s degree in Business Management from the Community College of Allegheny County, also in Pittsburgh, PA.