Certified Emergency Training

Sal R.


Sal currently holds an EMT-B license. He currently works with CET as an event medic. 

Meet our Staff

Brian H.


Team Leader

Brian is a Nationally Licensed EMT-B, and is CET's Team Leader.  He has over 6+ years of experience with CET.  As Team Leader he works with our Event Manager to help manage our volunteer staff, making sure everything runs smoothly.

Colin H., M.A., B.A. 

Safety Officer


Colin is CET's safety Officer. He holds an EMT-B license and a Masters in Emergency Management.  Colin has been with CET for over 10 years.  In addition to Safety Officer at CET he also works as a safety officer within a manufacturing warehouse. He has past experience working as a Construction Safety Officer and has experience as a Rehabilitation Technician. 

Emilie G. 

Event Manager/Paramedic 

BLS Instructor

Emilie has been with CET for over 10 years.  Currently holding the position as CET's Event Manager, Emilie works closely organizing our on site events.  From hiring our volunteer staff, to working with the event location staff, and coordinating with our Safety Officer she makes sure our events run smoothly.  Emilie has over 12 years in the medical field, Working on ambulances, urgent care and as a tech in a cancer center.  

Jim Hughes



Command Officer
IDPH Lead Instructor Certified

BLS/ACLS/ PALS Instructor

Jim is not only the owner of Certified Emergency Training but is also the head instructor here at CET. He is also currently lead Instructor Certified and the Head Paramedic Skills Coordinator for Northwest Community Hospital. He has a strong background in Emergency Medical Services as well as in peer instruction. Jim holds multiple certifications and licensures to include but not limited to Paramedic, Lead Instructor, PEER 1 & 2 Educator, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Electrocardiogram and Pharmacology,  Certified Nursing Assistant, Advanced Airway Management, and Community Emergency Response Team Train the Trainer Instructor. Jim has worked in multiple hospital and field environments to include being an ER Technician in a busy Chicago Hospital, Mundelein Fire Department, Norridge Park Fire Department, and as a Chicago Fire Department Paramedic. He has been employed by Northwest Community Hospital as an EMS instructor since 2011, and is currently completing an Associates of Science in Emergency Medical Services. Jim is an NREMT skills proctor for Paramedics seeking NREMT endorsement.  Jim is a certified American Heart Association Heartsaver, BLS, ACLS and, PALS instructor. 

About Us

Take a moment and ask yourself one simple question, "Am I prepared to save a life." Many of us fail to ask ourselves that very important question until a loved one suffers from a heart attack, stroke, or an accidental injury. It could be your mother, father, brother, sister, or even your child. It will be in that moment you will find yourself wondering if you could have done something to save their life. 

Here at Certified Emergency Training we will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to save lives and assist in an emergency. All of our instructors and employees are licensed healthcare providers with significant experience and exposure to all aspects of pre-hospital emergency care. We provide hands on training, comprehensive instruction, and real life scenarios to help you not only recognize the early signs of life threatening medical conditions but also how to treat and sustain life until EMS arrives. Medical emergencies occur more often then you think. The Instructors at Certified Emergency Training can provide you with the knowledge, skills, training, and CONFIDENCE that can and often will make the difference between life and death.