Jim Nuzzi is an US Army Veteran who served as a Medic for the 82nd Airborne Division, 160th Special Operations Aviation, 10th Mountain Division with 12 years of military service as well as many years of private sector service since. Jim has served as a hospital emergency response leader, Decon team leader, army platoon sergeant, and NIMS trainer. Jim has an extensive background in land navigation, SAR, UTM/MGRS and survival techniques. Jim’s training and leadership has allowed him to work multiple agencies, county officials, state officials, and contractors that make him the go to guy in any emergency or land navigation scenario. Highly proficient in air medevac procedures which includes jungle penetrators, horse collar, and SKEDO operations. Jim also founded and operates Lost Ways Survival in the state of Indiana and specializes in work with veterans and corporate leadership programs.


US Army
82nd Airborne Division
Scout Platoon Medic
Sniper Squad Medic
B co Senior Line Medic
Parachutist Badge
Professional Leadership Development

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
Flight Medic
Flight Medical School

10th Mtn Division
USAAAD (United States Army Air Ambulance Detachment)
Flight Engineer
Platoon Sergeant
Basic Non Commissioned Officer Course

Associates Degree in Applied Sciences
Associates Degree in Emergency Management Disaster Preparedness

Hot Zone USA
Hospital Emergency Response Team Manager and Instructor

Fernando Moreira Professional Tracking Services

Tactical Tracking School

University of Miami

Emergency Response to Terrorism

Florida State Emergency Response Team
Basic Public Information Officer

Center for Domestic Preparedness
Weapons of Mass Destruction Instructor

Emergency Management Institute

BTLS (Basic Trauma Life Support)
ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
OEMS (Operational Emergency Medical Support)
ASHI Wilderness First Aid
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care

Standard and Advanced Wilderness Survival

Department Of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.) IS:
288 Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management
279 Retrofitting Flood Prone Residential Structures
253 Coordinating Environmental & Historic Preservation Compliance
244 Developing and Managing Volunteers
208 State Disaster Management
317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Team
230 Principles of Emergency Management
240 Leadership & Influence
07 A Citizens Guide to Disaster Assistance
235 Emergency Planning
703 NIMS Resource Management
05.A An Introduction to Hazardous Materials
01 Emergency Program Manager An Orientation to the Position
800.B National Response Framework, An Introduction
702 NIMS Public Information Systems
03 Radiological Emergency Management
08.A Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow
010 Animals in disaster, Awareness and Preparedness
011 Animals in disaster, Community Planning
015.A Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies
111 Livestock in Disaster
242 Effective Communication
701 National Incident Management System Multi-Agency Coordination System
300 Intermediate Incident Command System
100.B Introduction to Incident Command System
200.B Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
400 Advanced ICS Command and General Staff

Specialties/Additional Training:

  • National Association for Search and Rescue
  • Incident Command Structure
  • CPR/AED/First Aid – Instructor
  • National Incident Management System
  • NRA Defensive Pistol
  • Medical background in trauma
  • American Safety and Health Institute
  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • Tactical,Medical,Expeditionary Training
  • Wilderness First Aid Instructor
  • Tactical Tracking
  • Search and Rescue Tracking