Randy Budd is the Emergency Medical Services Captain for the Mesa Fire & Medical Department. He has been a member of the Mesa Fire/Medical Department for 21 years serving in a variety of positions such as firefighter/ captain paramedic and paramedic program director. A former flight respiratory therapist for Petroleum helicopters INC, Budd has been involved in medical education and biomedical repairs his entire career. His focus over the last couple of years was to develop and implement noninvasive ventilation in the pre-hospital setting. Budd was recognized for this monumental project and received an top innovator at the 2014 JEMS conference.