Fourty years ago, Dr. Ronald Karl, a highly experienced emergency medical care specialist was often witness to the intensity and complexity of public safety professionals' jobs. Dr. Karl had a strong desire to support and serve these courageous men and women, which is what led him to create the company he named EMI-Emergency Medical International.
Dr. Karl has served as EMI's President and CEO since the company's inception. His vision, focus and determination have led our company and its employees toward success by partnering with a worldwide network of distributors who promote EMI's innovative products to EMS, Fire and Police professionals.
In 2018 EMI celebrates our 40th anniversary. When looking back, EMI began small with a few selected products and over the years grew to become an industry leader. EMI now offers over 300 diverse products, ranging from the Fireman's 5-in-1 Tool and 911 Tool, Trauma bags, Flashback 5 LED Light Batons, the Emergency Tactical Response product line and our newest Search and Rescue line. EMI consistently strives to bring our customers a product line that's full of intensity, insight and impact.
Thanks to tremendous company growth, several years ago EMI extensively expanded our offices and warehouse. We doubled our personnel to provide customers and our distributor network with better and more efficient service. With our strong emphasis on quality, plus new and original products, you'll always find EMI at the forefront of modern trends and offering a highly diversified range of products.
We will always thank and appreciate our global network of distributors and customers for their ongoing dedication and support. EMI in turn will continue to focus on our commitment for expansion and growth.