Don't allow the struggles of yesterday to take away today's happiness.  Keep pushing through the tough moments.  You can make it out of the darkness.

Paul "Allen" Lude, COO and Consultant

paul "allen" lude, NREMT

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relevant experience

Allen has been a volunteer firefighter and EMT for much of his life and was a correctional officer for 4 years, and he has experienced firsthand the physical and emotional stress of being a first responder.  He eventually re-entered volunteer firefighting with the Culloden Volunteer Fire Department and recertified as an EMT.  He now works as an EMT with Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority (KCEAA) and is a certified CPR and BLS instructor.  He has also worked as a security manager within the federal government, leading and training teams of security officers with a focus on maintaining safety while optimizing customer service.  He is working toward a personal training certificate and is the owner of Code 3 Health & Fitness.

areas of expertise

  • First responder experience

  • Team building

  • Conflict management/resolution

  • Program/business development

  • Nutrition and wellness

  • Organizational safety

  • HIPAA compliance

  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

  • Certified CPR instructor (American Heart Association)

  • Certified BLS instructor (American Heart Association)

seminars, workshops, and in-service trainings

Mika-Lude, K. M. & Lude, P. A. (July 2020). CODE GREY: Finding calm in the chaos. City of St. Albans and City of Nitro              first responder in-service training: Nitro, WV.

Mika-Lude, K. M. & Lude, P. A. (February 2020). CODE GREY: Finding calm in the chaos. Emergency Services                              Conference at Pipestem (ESCAPe): Pipestem, WV.

Mika-Lude, K. M. & Lude, P. A. (January 2020). CODE GREY: Finding calm in the chaos. Wood County Fire School:                      Parkersburg, WV.

Mika-Lude, K. M. & Lude, P. A. (March 2019). CODE GREY: Finding calm in the chaos.  Cabell County

          in-service training: Huntington, WV.

Mika-Lude, K. M. & Lude, P. A. (January 2019). CODE GREY: Finding calm in the chaos.  Dunbar Fire Department

          in-service training: Dunbar, WV.

Mika-Lude, K. M. & Lude, P. A. (December 2018). CODE GREY: Finding calm in the chaos.  Kenova Police Department

          in-service training for officers and supervisors: Kenova, WV.