About Us

At the Emergency Academy, you’ll be instructed by a caring and experienced staff.  With over a decade of emergency experience and years of teaching experience, you’ll benefit from their wide range of field knowledge.

Our Instructors

Justin Raney

My name is Justin Raney, co-founder of emergency Medicine Academy. I was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho. After graduating from Nampa High School I attended Boise State University. During college I knew that I wanted to help people and make a difference. The idea of a career based upon budgets, meetings, and deadlines did not resonate with me, so I sought an unconventional path and became a volunteer firefighter in Star, Idaho.

Four years at the Star Fire Department helped me discover purpose in my life. I loved helping others, and couldn’t see myself doing anything different. In 2003, I obtained my EMT-B certification in Bend, Oregon and continued my education at Idaho State University, graduating with an AAS in Paramedic Science in 2005.

After school I got hired with Ada County Paramedics in 2007 and have been serving multiple roles at the department since. I serve as a field training officer, tactical paramedic for the SWAT teams in Ada County and spent 3 years on the Special Operation team doing high angle rescues and backcountry rescues. I am also part of the Hazard Material Medical Team. I am passionate about education and have taught lectures on Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Basic Life Support. I’ve been teaching EMT, Advance EMT, and Paramedic classes for the past 4 years. I live in the Treasure Valley and enjoy what nature has to offer here. Some of my passions include fly fishing, camping, walking my two golden retrievers, skiing and playing the guitar. I love what I do and I’m looking forward to sharing my passion with you.

I love what I do and I’m looking forward to sharing my passion with you.

Zach Brown

My name is Zach Brown, co-founder of Emergency Medicine Academy. I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, moved to CA where I joined the USMC infantry where I was trained as a combat lifesaver before applying my training in two combat tours in Iraq. Upon returning to the United States I trained and got my EMT-B certification in VA where I worked as an EMT of a 911 EMS service for one year before returning to Boise to raise a family and work as a 911 Paramedic in Ada county.

For the last three years I, have worked as an EMS instructor for CWI. I am raising two little girls, I enjoy kayaking, camping, and being outdoors in the summer and snowboarding whenever there is snow on the mountain. I love working and living in the valley. EMT-P with 5 years of 911 experience in the Ada County. With certifications in advanced cardiac life support, pre-hospital advanced trauma life support, pediatric advanced life support, neonate resuscitation program, and CPR.

I’m an EMT-P with 5 years of 911 experience in Ada County. With certifications in advanced cardiac life support, pre-hospital advanced trauma life support, pediatric advanced life support, neonate resuscitation program, and CPR.