First Aid

David Skujins currently works as an Operations Supervisor Paramedic for American Medical Response in Grand Rapids Michigan. He has been employed with AMR for 16 years.  Dave also is the Tactical Medic Coordinator for the areas Tactical Medic program.  Here he serves with the local and federal law enforcement agencies and provides medical support for their tactical operations.  Dave is a Critical Care Paramedic and serves with the Disaster Response Team.

He began his career in the Navy serving 9 years on active duty.  There he worked as a Navy Deep Sea Diver.  Primarily working deep/heavy salvage, he was part of an operation in Roatan, Honduras salvaging the motor vessel "Wendy" which then was then the largest salvage operation in 25 years.  Dave also dove on the recovery of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island NY in 1996 where nearly 100% of the aircraft was brought to the surface.  After completing his Navy commitment and earning a honorable discharge, he worked as a Hyperbaric Technician at DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk, Virginia.  There he used his technical knowledge in recompression chambers to work with patients ranging from wound care to carbon monoxide poisoning.  It is here where Dave earned his Paramedic License.  Family brought Dave to West Michigan where he began his career in AMR.  In November 2001 following the attacks in September, Dave joined the Navy Reserves.  Serving as a Navy Corpsman, he was part of Alpha Company in Grand Rapids.  Alpha Company is a Marine Infantry unit with much experience.  Dave was able to put his street experience to use in the field.  He served alongside the Marines for 3 years.

Dave enjoys traveling, camping, and sharing experiences with his wife and 3 young children.

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