Dr. John Meade is a board-certified Emergency Physician, having obtained his MD from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1986, then surgical training at University of Alabama Birmingham 1986-88, and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Orlando Regional Medical Center in 1992.

Dr. Meade has been very involved in the public safety arena his entire life. In high school, he was a member of a volunteer fire department, and a rescue diver with the local rescue squad. Since beginning his Emergency Medicine practice almost 30 years ago, he has increased that involvement in many ways. He has been the medical director of many agencies, including helicopter and ground EMS, search & rescue squads, fire departments, community colleges and police agencies. He has worked with and trained military for combat deployment. He was a reserve police officer on a regional SWAT entry team. For his “real job”, Dr. Meade is an Attending Emergency Physician at a large metropolitan Emergency/Trauma Center. There he treats injuries and illnesses of all kinds, teaches students, and manages a large staff of personnel doing the same.

Dr. Meade has written extensively on the subject of Tactical Medicine, including “Beating The Reaper”, a book that summarizes Tactical Medicine for civilians.

All of this, combined with a lifelong interest in guns, knives and combatives, gives Dr. Meade a unique perspective on medicine. A gifted instructor, he shares this lifetime of experience with his students.