Ralph - Lead Medical Instructor



Lt. Rafael (Ralf) Cintron, FDNY-EMS (ret.) Medical Instructor and NRA Firearms Instructor- Ralf is a veteran EMS supervisor from the nation’s largest emergency medical service, the FDNY EMS. Ralph retired in 2012 after a 27year career. During his 27year career, Ralf was an intricate part of Special Operations, Dignitary Protection Unit, Tactical Patrol Unit and Hazardous Incident Tactical Response Unit. Ralf has also been an instructor at various area colleges and high school EMT programs. As a gun enthusiast Ralf has also seeked out various firearms instructor credentials the combination of the medical and firearms side makes Ralph a critical asset. The many real-world experiences training and educational background make Ralph a perfect addition Defense Devolpment Group Team and an enormous resources for our students and stuff.


-NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor

-NRA Basic Pistol Instructor

-NRA Basic Rifle Instructor

-NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor

-Range Safety Officer 

-Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Instructor

Medical Credentials/Schools

  • NYS  EMT
  • NYSDOH CLI (clinical lab instructor)
  • AHA BLS instructor-CEVO (Coaching emergency vehical operators) Instructor
  • EPA and FDNY EMS Haz-Mat Technician /  Medical specialist-FDNY EMS Instructor for Haz-Mat and critical incidents
  • Introduction to Incident Command System (ISC100)
  • ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ISC200)
  • ICS Incident Management / Unified Command (MGT-313) = (ICS300)
  • National Incident Management System,  (ISC700)
  • National Response framework, (ICS800) 

Other credentials

  • USDHS and NYSDHSES Authorized Trainer of Counter Terrorism, WMD, IRTB (Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings) & CBRNIE Emergencys to First Responder
  • Medical Simulation training instructor
  • Certified PADI Rescue Diver

Classes he teaches

  • Bullets and band-aids
  • Active Shooter threat training w/CPR or first aid option.
  • CPR/First-aid 
  • Custom Classes

Favorite Quote

“Fail to plan, Plan to fail”