Founder & President
Greg Palacios is the founder and President of Rescue Awareness Solutions (RAS) Training and Consultants. RAS offers courses in Active Shooter Medical Emergency Preparedness, Medical Professional Certifications, BCLS/ACLS/PALS, and Emergency Management. He has over 25+ years of experience as a paramedic and worked as an operational manager in New York City 911 system. Greg utilizes his vast experience as an instructor at Maimonides Medical Center, located in Brooklyn, NY, to teach hospital staff BCLS/ACLS/PALS courses. Greg is also an avid motorcycle rider, and instructs for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation as a Rider Coach.
Michael A. Tshulos
Michael A. Tshulos is the co-owner of Rescue Awareness Solutions (RAS) Training and Consultants and is the President of its Emergency Management and Continuity of Operations Team. He holds an MPA in Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness from Metropolitan College of New York. Michael has over 27 years of experience in prehospital care, and over 20 years of experience as a paramedic in New York City 911 system. Michael is an instructor for BCLS/ACLS/PALS courses.
Thomas Hourican is a retired NYPD Emergency Services Unit Detective with over 23 years of experience. He has 20+ years of experience in prehospital care and is a certified New York State Police Instructor. Thomas is the lead instructor in the Active Shooter Medical Emergency Preparedness Course and is a member of the Emergency Management Team. Thomas is an instructor for BCLS/ACLS/PALS courses.
Joyce Palacios has been a respiratory therapist for over 25 years at various NYC hospitals. She is an instructor for the BCLS/ACLS/PALS and Advanced Airways Ventilator Courses.
Thomas C. Peterman
Thomas C. Peterman, Esq. is a retired FDNY captain with over 20 years of experience in New York City Fire Department and is a New York State Fire Instructor Status. Thomas is part of RAS Emergency Management Team and is an instructor for BCLS and the Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness Course.
Gonzalo J. Londono
Gonzalo J. Londono is presently working in law enforcement in the New York City Metro Area. Gonzalo has over 25 years of experience in law enforcement, previously working for the NYPD and as a New York State Corrections Officer. He served in the United States Army as a Nuclear Biological Chemical Warfare specialist. Gonzalo is part of RAS Emergency Management Team and is an instructor for the BCLS and the Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness Course.
Andrew Palacios is the newest member of the team. He is an undergraduate junior at Columbia University majoring in chemical engineering on a premedical track. Andrew currently works as research assistant in the Ciccia Lab at the Irving Cancer Research Center. Andrew has recently obtained his instructor credentials to teach the BCLS course.
Rescue Awareness Solutions Real Life Simulations
Rescue Awareness Solutions Real Life Simulations is what sets us apart from all the rest. We bring the heart pumping scenarios to you. In our classes, you are placed in a realistic scenario where time is of the essence. You will be seeing, hearing and feeling true to life emotions. You, the bystander, instead of being helpless can now help save your own life or someone else. In that instance, with as many alarming distractions that can happen during mass casualties ( and it will be presented to you), you will be able to respond appropriately until the professional help arrives.
Rescue Awareness Solutions Trauma Mannequin Simulators
Rescue Awareness Solutions Trauma Mannequin Simulators are designed for both classroom and field training scenarios. Our mannequins , both adult and child have multiple appendages presented with a variety of injuries such as blast, burns and gun shot wounds which delivers realism training in trauma management. Unfortunately, trauma and death are not age specific so we must be prepared.
Rescue Awareness Solutions CPR Mannequins
Rescue Awareness Solutions CPR Mannequins use the latest Rate Monitor System for instant feedback to both instructor and student regarding the efficiency of compressions being performed. This allows each student to gauge their rate of compressions on their own as well as allowing the instructor to monitor the progression of the student.