Emergency Prep was formed by Brad and Paula Neher with the vision of providing convenient, quality instruction in CPR, First Aid and Safety. With over 40 years of combined experience in emergency response, we have seen first hand the importance of immediate access to emergency care when illness or injury strikes.
Brad Neher graduated from Bridgewater College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He is certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and has 29 years of emergency response experience with the Bridgewater Volunteer Rescue Squad. Brad has over 20 years of experience in industrial safety and emergency response in a variety of settings, including Fortune 500 companies. Brad's current instructor certifications include First Aid, CPR, First Responder, Virginia EMT-B, Vehicle Rescue and Hazardous Materials. He is also a qualified instructor in a variety of industrial topics including Bloodborne Pathogens, Carbon Monoxide Awareness, Confined Space Awareness and Rescue, Fire Safety and Extinguisher Training, General Ergonomics, Hazard Communications, Hearing Conservation and Personal Protective Equipment. Brad is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.
Paula Neher received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 1988 and a B.S. in Nursing from James Madison University in 2000. She is currently certified as an EMT-Intermediate and has a combined 14 years of pre-hospital emergency response experience with the Grottoes and Bridgewater Volunteer Rescue Squads. She has been employed as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department of Rockingham Memorial Hospital for 8 years. She is currently certified to instruct First Aid and CPR. Paula also holds current certifications in EVOC, ACLS and PALS. Paula is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International.