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Our Staff
DeWitt C. “Weet” Baldwin III – President
wbaldwin@emsiva.com
Weet’s career began as the Safety Director and Loss Prevention Manager at King’s Dominion, a major theme park in Doswell, Virginia. In that position, Weet was responsible for all Emergency Medical Services, Fire and Rescue response, and fire prevention and safety education for full time and seasonal staff. Due to his successes in emergency services, risk management and accident prevention, he was appointed the Chief Fire Marshal for Hanover County, Virginia where he managed the fire prevention, inspections and investigations staff. Weet went on to become a nationally registered Paramedic with Ashland Vol. Rescue Squad and served as a Flight Paramedic with the Virginia State Police Med-Flight I program based in Richmond. Weet has been a Paramedic Program Director/educator at Memorial Regional Medical Center, and recently retired as medical advisor and chief tactical medic for the Richmond Police Department SWAT Team. Weet has also served as medical services director for NASCAR and Indy Racing League events at the Richmond International Raceway. Weet has severed as Special Advisor to the Secretary of Public Safety for the Commonwealth of Virginia and was appointed by executive order in 2013 to the Governor’s Task Force on school and campus safety. Weet has spent the past 30 years as a healthcare, public safety and emergency management executive focusing in the field of education, preparedness and response.

James “Robby” Dawson – Vice President
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Robby has been involved in emergency response for more than thirty years and has a Bachelors Degree in Emergency Management from the University of Richmond and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has served as the Assistant EMS Director for Hanover County, a Flight Paramedic with the Virginia State Police Med-Flight program, and a member of Chesterfield County Fire and EMS Hazardous Materials Response Team. Currently an Assistant Chief with the Chesterfield Fire and EMS Department, he oversees the Community Risk Reduction Branch of the department and is responsible for the Emergency Management Division and the Fire Masrshals Office. He also serves as an Emergency Operations Center Manager. Robby is also a member of the Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Management Team, an NFPA Technical Committee Member, and serves on several state and national advisory and regulatory boards in the field of public safety and emergency management. He has been an emergency response educator for business and industry for twenty years teaching and developing emergency response, disaster management and continuity of operations courses tailored to the individual needs of the responder.

Dr. Carlton Stadler, M.D. – Medical Director

Chris Shaffer – Director of Medical Education
cshaffer@emsiva.com
When not actively involved in patient care as a Flight Paramedic for SkyStat, Chris manages the training and certification programs for the medical staff of this critical care helicopter transport service in central Virginia, as well as the land based EMS agency serving the City of Richmond. A Nationally Registered Paramedic with Critical Care Certifications, Chris has been a dedicated educator and program coordinator for 15 years. He holds certifications as an instructor and program coordinator in ACLS, PHTLS, PALS, and National Disaster Life Support.

Dempsy Whit – Director of Emergency Preparedness
dwhitt@emsiva.com
After a tour in the United States Army, Dempsy returned to the states as a fire fighter in Rose Pine, Louisiana where he became a Paramedic. He would soon return home to central Virginia to work as a field supervisor and ultimately a Statewide Operations Manager for Lifeline Ambulance Service in Richmond. Dempsy returned to military service in the Virginia National Guard as a Nuclear Medical Science NCO for a specially developed team training to prevent, detect, and respond to weapons of mass destruction incidents. In this role, he responded to protect the public at numerous events including the Presidential Inauguration, Republican National Convention and responded to the World Trade Center following the 9/11 attacks. Currently, Dempsy remains active in EMS as a Flight Paramedic with SkySTAT, a critical care helicopter transport service in central Virginia and continues to work with organizations developing emergency plans and simulation exercises.

Seiji Kashiwabara
skashiwbara@emsiva.com
Seiji is currently a Registered Nurse who works in a progressive interventional cardiovascular program in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Also a Nationally Registered Paramedic, Seiji is an instructor for the Commonwealth of Virginia in Disaster Response and other disciplines.