Joe Welsh is the President and owner of Life-Savers, Inc. Joe is an international lecturer who has lectured all over the world in safety education. He retired from active firefighting and EMS after 22 years of active fire service. He is still affiliated with Pleasure Ridge Park FD as an Associate member in training for a total of 34 years of service with Jefferson County Fire. He was certified as an EMT in 1979. Joe was certified as an EMT Instructor in 1997 and is still currently teaching. He is considered to be an expert in the field of Moulage, and has toured around the country at EMS Symposiums and Universities teaching his principles and techniques of moulage. Joe also holds a certification in Occupational Dog Safety where he teaches principles of dog safety and protection. Joe has taught these dog protection principles in the U.S. and Europe in such places and Germany and Hungaria. He is also a certified Scuba Master Diver, Advanced Open Water Instructor, Rescue Instructor, and Enriched Air Instructor. He enjoys Scuba diving as a getaway anytime and anywhere possible. Joe also rides his H-D Road King which provides entertainment between diving seasons. He is also a member of Fire & Iron Motorcycle Club.
Joe also is a Safety and Technical Training Consultant and Fire and Incident Investigator for a major utility. He is a graduate of Indiana University. He holds degrees in Occupational Safety and Electrical Engineering and holds the CUSA certification from the National Safety Council. He currently holds the office of President of the Emergency Medical Service Educators of Kentucky.