Tim Freund comes to TEMSOPS as one of their lead instructors specializing in tactical medicine. Tim’s background includes over 20 years of EMS in a variety of environments. His path has led him from rural counties to suburban settings to a pediatric ED and on to critical care medicine. Tim currently resides in AZ where he has worked as a flight paramedic for the last 10 years. Besides his regular flight duties, Tim often delivers new hire and recurrent training to his colleagues and serves as a mentor to new nurses and medics when they start flying on the helicopter. During his tenure in flight, he re-connected with his previous TEMS lifestyle and has served as a SWAT Medic for the City of Buckeye Police Department SWAT Team since 2010. When he isn’t in the stack with the entry team, he provides medical instruction and consultation for the City of Buckeye Police Department and their Volunteers in Police Service.
During Tim’s 10 years in serving as a SWAT Medic for two different teams, he has attended 3 tactical medical schools and 2 SWAT schools. Tim has been a TCCC instructor since 2013 and was the first certified tactical paramedic (TP-C) in the state of Arizona. He is also a member of the TEMS sub-committee for the Arizona Tactical Officers Association.
Tim also holds several instructor certifications including American Heart Association ACLS, BLS and PALS, ITLS and Pediatric ITLS, and NAEMT courses AMLS, PHTLS, LEFR-TCC and TECC. Tim is an affiliate faculty for Arizona ITLS and serves on the advisory board for the annual state ITLS conference where he also lectures. He is a frequent guest presenter at several hospitals on the west side of Phoenix and fire departments and EMS agencies throughout the greater Phoenix area.