Ms. Natalie Thompson is an Emergency Medical Services Instructor and Adjunct College Professor. She brings over 25 years of field experience as a Critical Care Paramedic working in dangerous rural areas of Southern Arizona. Natalie’s passion is teaching personal and professional safety often sacrificing her time off with family. Natalie is a current certified NRA firearms instructor in both basic pistol and advanced tactics. Ms. Thompson is one of the very few women in medicine invited to become a Tactical Combat Casualty Care Instructor with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, (NAEMT).
One of Ms. Thompson’s areas of expertise is Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support and Advanced Medical Life Support. These courses include rapid decision making and knowing what type of equipment to use in basic life support. These courses include teaching the art of bleeding control, though the rapid deployment of an Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK). Natalie is well known and respected throughout the EMS community and police agencies for her contribution on the use and application of the CAT tourniquet for basic self aid to include bleeding control in mass casualty incidents.
Natalie believes that everyone should be able to protect themselves and their families, though our second amendment right to bear firearms. This includes more than just how to use a firearm, but how to effectively store it in the home from an accidental discharge. Natalie is involved in close quarter combat training on a regular basis in her community.