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About Emergency Prep

Learning To Save Lives

Emergency Prep was formed by Brad and Paula Neher with the vision of providing convenient, quality, low-stress instruction in CPR, First Aid and emergency response.  With over 65 years of combined experience in emergency response, we have seen first hand the importance of immediate access to emergency care when illness or injury strikes. 

Since opening our doors in 2008, we have helped thousands of people receive the training they needed to expand their horizons and enrich their lives.

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Meet the Team

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Paula Neher


Paula received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 1988 and a B.S. in Nursing from James Madison University in 2000.  She is currently certified as an EMT-Intermediate and has a combined 30 years of pre-hospital emergency response experience with local rescue squads.  She has been employed as a Registered Nurse with Sentara RMH for 20 years and is currently serving as the Nurse Educator for the Emergency Department.  Besides the basic-level classes, Paula is an instructor for ACLS and PALS.  Paula is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International.

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Brad Neher


Brad graduated from Bridgewater College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  He is certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and has over 40 years of emergency response experience.  Brad has over 20 years of experience in industrial safety and emergency response in a variety of settings, including Fortune 500 companies.  Brad's current instructor certifications include First Aid, CPR/AED, First Responder, Virginia EMT, Vehicle Rescue and Hazardous Materials.  He is also a qualified instructor in a variety of industrial topics including Bloodborne Pathogens, Carbon Monoxide Awareness, Confined Space Awareness and Rescue, Fire Safety and Fire Extinguisher Training, General Ergonomics, Hazard Communication, Hearing Conservation and Personal Protective Equipment,  Brad is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

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