Who We Are

Our team is committed to customer service

FirstWatch team members have more than 350 years of public safety experience and over 300 years of public safety software experience. Their roles — from the engineers to customer support representatives — are to provide solutions, drawing upon their technology expertise and real-world experience in public safety, to address your agency’s unique situations. Clients have called FirstWatch their “lifeline,” with team members who understand their needs and won’t rest until a solution is found.

Responsive, Dependable

Our dedicated FirstWatch team is a critical component to our success! We’re all about doing the right things for the right reasons, for our customers, their patients, the citizens they serve – and each other.

Trust Level and Confidence Rating in our Staff
Believe We Provide a Higher Level of Service Compared to Other Vendors
Overall Satisfaction Rating of FirstWatch as a Solution & as a Vendor
Overall Satisfaction with the Responsiveness of Our Staff

* According to a 3rd party survey administered to all FirstWatch customers.

Meet Our Team

Todd StoutTodd Stout

Founder & President 
“The professionals who work in EMS and public safety are trying to do the right thing, every day. Our job is to help them succeed. We make sure decision-makers have the information they need anywhere and anytime, in an easily understandable way.”

Randy SkomsvoldRandy Skomsvold

Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, & Chief Financial Officer
Financial reporting and analysis, billing and collecting, budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning and HIPAA compliance are just a few of Randy’s responsibilities at FirstWatch.

Marc BakerMarc Baker

Vice President & Partner
Marc believes his mission is asking the right questions and listening to customers talk about what they need to do to improve situational awareness, operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Edward ChiuEdward Chiu

VP – Special Engineering Projects
Ed manages FirstWatch’s team of software engineers who create and maintain the infrastructure that enables FirstWatch’s system to operate reliably and at optimal speed.

John SeltersJohn Selters

Director of Integrations
John’s focus is on client data source integrations, and he loves learning and working with the various data technologies used in public safety.

For our whole team, click a photo below.

Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equality Awareness Spotlights

The Jack Stout EMS Fellowship, Endowed by FirstWatch, provides Unique Opportunities for Leadership Development

FirstWatch Gives Back

FirstWatch gives back…it’s just part of our culture.

Many of our FirstWatch team members come from public safety backgrounds–former paramedics and EMTs, EMS directors and communication center managers. We even have a former Fire Chief! So it comes as no surprise that these folks — who dedicated themselves to helping people in their prior public safety careers — bring these traits with them to FirstWatch.

From humble beginnings helping others (and our customers), giving back has been an important part of our team members’ lives for years. Our talented and dedicated team has spent countless hours donating time, money, leadership and energy to a variety of programs, including EMS and public safety industry groups, youth sports, community organizations, church groups, and major national non-profit organizations like the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the National Kidney Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

We love to have our employees involved in our community, so we offer each employee one day with pay per calendar year to volunteer at an organization of their choice.

We invite you to learn about Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego, San Diego Project Heartbeat and Duane Morris, our donation-matching partner.