About Emergency Services Training Consultants
ESTC is cultivating the next generation of emergency response leaders, emphasizing mission-oriented training program design and leadership development.
We will help you increase the quality of service of your program, customizing the right approach to accomplish your goals for your team.
We have a wide variety of experiences and lessons learned that we use to tailor packages and instruction specific to each client. Your goals become our goals and we’ll work together to ensure they are met for ultimate success.
Kevin Leverence is a Marine Corps veteran, emergency response professional, and certified EMS instructor with a proven record of dependability, initiative, and dedication. He has more than a decade of professional experience critically evaluating data to anticipate and solve problems in a variety of contexts. He is equally talented in presenting information and training orally to large groups or in a written modality and coordinating with others and leading in emergency circumstances.
Kevin is skilled in analytical and critical thinking, excels in clear and concise communication, can adapt and troubleshoot in any situation, and exhibits exemplary interpersonal skills and collaboration abilities. He is a proven leader.
Honors and Achievements
- Battalion Chief of EMS Training – Harris County ESD #48: Medical Director’s Award (2018)
- Firefighter/Paramedic – City of Aurora (IL) Fire Dept.: Rush-Copley Medical Center Cardiac Run of the Year (2014), Firefighter of the Year nominee (2013 and 2014), Rush-Copley Medical Center Cardiac Run of the Quarter; (1st Quarter 2014), Field EMS representative of the Aurora Fire Department during Rush-Copley’s Chest Pain Accreditation (February 2014), Guest Lecturer to Rush-Copley Medical Center (January 2014), Unit Citation (2011).
- Adjunct Paramedic Instructor – Silver Cross Hospital: IDPH Exemplary EMS Instructor Award (2017)
- Firefighter/Paramedic – Romeoville Fire Dept.: Paramedic of the Year (2008), various unit citations (2007 & 2008)
- United States Marine Corps: Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Selected Marine Reserve Medal (second award), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Meritorious Mast
I came to know Kevin as an undergraduate colleague at Eastern Illinois University. Since that time, Kevin has accomplished a great deal both in the military and as a veteran. He is a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal and is an award-winning firefighter.
Kevin also regularly speaks to high school and college students about a wide variety of issues. I am highly impressed by Kevin’s ability to engage the students, help them process difficult material, present complex information in a clear and intriguing way, and provide genuine responses when asked difficult questions.
I feel confident in giving Kevin my highest endorsement. He is bright, motivated, and an exceptional teacher and speaker. His positive attitude serves as an asset to all of those around him.
Laura L. Pedergast, Ph.D.
School of Psychology Program
Working with Mr. Leverence has been a great experience. Communication was always immediate and his results were even faster. He produced a fully detailed program that allowed for immediate application into our system, along with the ability to grow and expand in the future. He provides a level of professionalism and detail in his work that validates his experience and his abilities.- Greg Monroe Captain Training Division, Spring Fire Department
My students absolutely love Kevin. He has been a guest instructor on many occasions and his presentations are always relevant and engaging. His passion for emergency services is contagious and an inspiration for students.- Laurie Conrad, EMTP Instructor, Katy ISD EMT Program
I’ve had the privilege of having Kevin as a guest lecturer in a college-level course I teach focused on reducing mental health stigma. Each time Kevin gives a lecture, I am moved by the bravery and honesty in his descriptions of his own mental health story. Kevin brings advice and recommendations for ways to support one’s own mental health and how to be an ally to loved ones living with mental illness. His lectures are powerful, informative, and provide a much-needed voice for individuals experiencing mental health challenges, especially veterans living with PTSD.- Lia Sandilos Assistant Professor, Temple University
Kevin has the ability to provide top notch education to a wide variety of audience members from the brand-new guy to the seasoned veterans. His message is based on current leading-edge operations or services. He leaves no learner behind with his ability to form content to all audience members.- Lonnie Polhemus, MSN, RN Former Manager, Silver Cross Hospital EMS System