Joshua P. Bobko, MD, FAAEM, is a board-certified emergency physician and adjunct assistant professor of emergency medicine at Loma Linda University in California. He is a medical team manager for California USAR Task Force 5 and the medical drector for the Westminster (CA) Police Department. His company, Valiant Research, provides training and operational medical support for the Los Angeles FBI. Recognizing the gap in traditional EMS response, Bobko started the nonprofit FirstCareProvider.org with the goal of improving community resilience by expanding trauma education into our communities. He is a national leader in the development and implementation of multijurisdictional medical responses to atypical emergencies, and is on the Board of Directors for the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care. Bobko is a national authority on high-threat civilian medicine and authored the landmark papers on pediatric casualty care and civilian response to disasters. His current research includes expanding operational medicine concepts to nontraditional populations and redefining the systemic planning assumptions for disaster preparedness.