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Our Story

Bad Day Industries was founded by an Eagle Scout who learned as a young man to Be Prepared. As a paramedic and firefighter in his adult years he learned how to anticipate Bad Days and prepare for bad situations. Bad Day industries is comprised of Paramedics, EMTs, Firefighters, Police Officers, and Sherrif Deputies who have years of experience responding to Bad Days. this collection of professionals have all spent much of their careers as educators and instructors.

Meet the Team

Mel-Oakley

W. Mel Oakley III

 Owner/Director
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EXPERIENCE

  • Critical Care Paramedic
  • MDHHS EMS Instructor/Coordinator  
  • NAEMT Affiliate Faculty
  • NAEMT Instructor
  • AHA CTC Coordinator
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EDUCATION

  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College EMS Program
  • Western Michigan University: Bachelors of Broadcast Communications
  • Wilderness Medical Society: Fellowship of Wilderness Medicine (candidate)

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

  • American Medical Response: Clinical Educator, SRT Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic
  • Bad Day Industries
  • CMGNA: Lead Paramedic
  • Over 16 years of Public Safety experience
  • Professional Memberships:
    • MAEMT
    • NAEMT
    • MiREMS (Board of Directors)
    • ITLS (Editorial Board)
    • SMEMSIC
    • AHA
    • NASAR
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Jed Wild

Operational Medical Educator
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EXPERIENCE

  • Critical Care Paramedic
  • MDHHS EMS Instructor/Coordinator  
  • Michigan Fire Instructor I
  • NAEMT T.E.C.C.  Affiliate Faculty
  • VFIS  & McNeil EVOC Driver Training Instructor
  • NAEMT EPC Affiliate Faculty
  • NAEMT PHTLS Instructor
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EDUCATION

  • B.A. Public Administration-Sienna Heights University
  • A.A.S. Criminal Justice-Kellogg Community College

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

  • Training Officer-/ Paramedic/ FF- Covert Township Fire Department
  • Senior  Paramedic / SRT Team Leader-Life EMS Ambulance-Southern Operations
  • Driver / Operator-Oshtemo Township Fire Department
  • Instructor, Bad Day Industries
  • Over 20 years of Public Safety experience
  • Professional Memberships: NTOA, SMEMSIC, NAEMT

Brian Stalsonburg

Program Manager – Initial Education
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EXPERIENCE

  • MDHHS EMS Instructor/Coordinator  
  • Michigan Fire Instructor I
  • NAEMT T.E.C.C. Instructor
  • ISFSI modern fire attack instructor
  • VFIS EVOC Driver Training Instructor
  • IAED EMD-Q
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EDUCATION

  • Davenport University EMS Program graduate
  • Southern New Hampshire University: Bachelors of Business Administration, Concentration in Organizational Leadership & Development (Class of 2019)

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

  • Lieutenant/Training Officer- Alpine Township Fire Department
  • Firefighter/EMT – Caledonia Township Fire Department
  • Program Manager, Bad Day Industries
  • Over 15 years of Public Safety experience
  • Professional Memberships: ISFSI, SMEMSIC, NAEMT, MFSIA, MAEMT
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Scott Wilkinson

Operational Medical EducatorEmail


EXPERIENCE

  • NAEMT Instructor – P.H.T.L.S., T.E.C.C.
  • Former EMS Instructor – Carteret Community College (North Carolina)
  • Field Training Officer Fire/EMS – Auburn Hills Fire Department, Morehead City Fire Department
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EDUCATION

  • Oakland University – pre physical therapy
  • Oakland Community College – Fire I & II, Fire Officer I & II
  • Carteret Community College – IFSAC Fire I & II
  • LSTI – Paramedic
  • MSU – Urban Search and Rescue

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

  • Firefighter / Paramedic – Covert Township Fire Department
  • USAR Tech – Region 5 Technical Rescue Team
  • E.R. Tech – Bronson South Haven
  • Instructor – Bad Day Industries
  • Over 13 years of Public Safety experience
  • Professional Memberships: IAFF
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Matt Kidd

Operational Medical Educator


EXPERIENCE

  • MDHHS EMS Instructor/Coordinator  
  • Michigan Fire Instructor I
  • NAEMT T.E.C.C. Instructor
  • VFIS EVOC Driver Training Instructor
  • AHA BLS Instructor
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EDUCATION

  • Associates of Fire Science: Lansing Community College
  • Bachelor of Public Safety Administration: Sienna Heights University (Class of 2019)

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

  • Firefighter/Paramedic, Big Rapids Dept. of Public Safety
  • Paramedic, Mecosta County EMS
  • Over 16 years of Public Safety experience
  • Professional Memberships: ISFSI, SMEMSIC, NAEMT, MFSIA, MAEMT
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Carl Hartman

Operational Medical Educator
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EXPERIENCE

  • U.S Army Airborne Infantry Non Commissioned Officer with 33 months of ground combat
  • Critical Care EMT-Paramedic
  • NAEMT T.C.C.C Instructor
  • Paramedic Field Training Officer
  • Special Response Team Paramedic
  • AMR Operations Supervisor
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EDUCATION

  • US Army Airborne School
  • US Army Combat Life Saver
  • US Army High Performance Shooting course
  • Malaysian Combat Tracking and Jungle Warfare course
  • Special Operations Target Interdiction-MTT
  • Great Lakes EMS Academy EMT-B and Paramedic programs
  • University of Iowa Critical Care Paramedic Program

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

  • Supervisor CCEMT-P – American Medical Response West Michigan
  • SRT Paramedic – American Medical Response West Michigan
  • Instructor- Association of Police Officer Paramedics
  • Instructor- Bad Days Industries
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Dan Royce

InstructorEmail


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Jack Dora

Instructor


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Richard Hodgson

Medical Director


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