Paul O. Davis, Ph.D.

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Gender Male
Occupation Physiologist
Location Burtonsville, MD
Introduction Paul O. Davis, III, PhD, is the president of the First Responder Institute. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a graduate of the School of Public Health, University of Maryland. He has conducted job and medical standards development for hundreds of public safety and military organizations including the US Marine Corps, FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and most recently the, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. As a former firefighter/paramedic he served as a member of the Fire Board of Montgomery County and was responsible for the development of definitive medical care. As an expert witness, Dr. Davis has made more than 60 appearances in federal and state court in legal defense of physical standards. He is the creator of several TV sports productions including the Firefighter Combat Challenge® providing color commentary on ESPN, A&E, and the NBC Sports network. He has authored more than 200 treatises, articles and reports as well as two books- most recently: Hard Work: a guide for human resource managers, labor attorneys, and ergonomists- co-authored with Dr. Brian Sharkey.