Adam Ringle Consulting, LLC

Adam Ringle Consulting, LLC

About Us

Founded in 2004, Adam Ringle Consulting brings experience in customized emergency planning and preparedness to your organization. We access instructional leadership, and over 30 years of experience in first responder and emergency service for private, local, state and federal authorities. We will provide your organization exceptional training that exceeds all local and state guidelines.

Read about our staff below, then contact us to learn more.

Adam B. Ringle

Adam B. Ringle, CPP, MBA, EMT-T, NREMT-P

  • President and CEO
  • Director of UAS Flight Operations
  • Emergency Services, Training and Security Consulting

Adam B. Ringle serves as President, CEO and Director of UAS Flight Operations for Adam Ringle Consulting which he founded is 2004. Adam has more than 33 years of emergency services experience and 27 years of law enforcement experience. He possesses an extensive range and depth of knowledge in law enforcement, security operations, thermography and UAS flight operations. He serves as the chief consultant designing custom professional training solutions and emergency response programs for both government and private entities alike. Adam specializes in workplace violence prevention, custom active shooter mitigation solutions and complex UAS flight program management. He is a certified level 3 thermographer, thermography instructor, licensed fixed wing pilot, UAS remote pilot and instructor providing both training and operational support to clients. He provides expert witness services and maintains an array of emergency services certifications and licenses to best serve his client base.


Adam has broad experience in law enforcement including tactical response team operator, uniformed services supervisor, investigative supervisor and he served as the UAS Team Commander of a large regional response team for over 10 years. Adam has commanded many large scale responses and was responsible for directing multiple special programs for the Wilmington Police Department, in Wilmington Delaware. These include the WMD Response Program, Tactical Medical Operations and UAS Drone Flight Program. He has conducted and supervised complex investigations for both internal and external sources. As a UAS Team Commander, he was responsible for significant aspects of mission planning and execution. Adam also has deep roots in the security industry and has been recognized as a subject matter expert on active shooter prevention, countermeasures and UAS flight operations. He does consulting for many private sector corporations and government entities by conducting site assessments, custom workplace violence prevention training and security procedure writing and compliance. Adam provides consulting services for companies looking to integrate UAS flight operations into their security response programs or law enforcement operations. In addition to being an experienced UAS pilot, he is a credentialed instructor with a track record of success. He has served as the Co-Chair of Operations for the State of Delaware UAS Training and Certification Steering Committee proving guidance to Delaware public safety agencies. Adam has served on federal sUAS working groups for public safety and been called upon as an expert on UAS operations by local and national media outlets.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
  • Executive Protection (EP)
  • ITC Certified Level III Certified Thermographer
  • ITC Level I and II Thermography Instructor
  • FAA Certified Fixed Wing and UAS Remote Pilot
  • UASA Certified UAS Flight Instructor
  • DJI Certified Commercial UAS Trainer and Examiner
  • State of Delaware Master Police Instructor
  • COPT Certified Training Center Manager
  • American Heart Association-Regional Faculty
  • CONTOMS Certified Tactical Paramedic
  • Nationally Registered Paramedic
  • SWAT Type I, II, III Government Training Institute
  • FBI LEEDA Command Institute for Police Executives


  • New York Institute of Technology, BS Business
  • Wilmington University, MBA Business Management

Fields of Competence

  • Workplace violence/Active Shooter countermeasures
  • Custom training solutions and program management
  • Security/risk/crisis mitigation
  • Strategic planning for security and medical response
  • UAS Flight Program development and management
  • UAS Thermography, inspection and compliance
  • FAA Compliance with 14 CFR- Part 107, 333 Exemptions and Certificates of Waiver (COA Process)
  • Complex UAS Operations and aircraft maintenance
  • Risk vulnerability analysis with countermeasures
  • Administrative law compliance and human resources
  • Corporate security procedure implementation
  • Site assessments
  • Expert witness services

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Industrial Security
  • FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association
  • National Tactical Officers Association
  • International Crime Scene Investigators Association
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
  • American Heart Association
  • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Co-Chair of Operations, State of Delaware UAS Training and Certification Steering Committee
  • Voting Committee Member, State of Delaware Homeland Security Advisory Council Subcommittee
Carol A. Faedtke

Carol A. Faedtke, RN, BSN, MJ, CFRN

As a registered nurse with over forty years of experience, Carol Faedtke has been immersed in various roles including staff nurse, unit charge nurse, clinical specialist, and educator. Ms. Faedtke is presently a Planner V for the Division of Public Health, Officer of Emergency Services and Preparedness. In that role, she is part of a team that is responsible for state-wide COVID vaccine and therapeutic allocations, serves as a resource to providers for infectious disease education and treatment, and maintains a role in state-wide EMS and transport programs regulations.

From January of 2000 through November of 2022, Ms. Faedtke was the chief flight nurse for Christiana Care Health Services medevac program where she oversees flight operations for both the Christiana Hospital and Georgetown locations in the State of Delaware. In addition, Ms. Faedtke was the critical care transport manager for the ground ambulance transport service and clinical manager for the physician access center both at Christiana Care. Ms. Faedtke is an integral part of Delaware's only level one trauma center which is instrumental in transporting critically ill and injured patients to definitive care.

Ms. Faedtke is also an experienced educator. Ms. Faedtke and her colleagues were credited as the driving force to improve and implement new programs for both EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic education in the State of Delaware. Ms. Faedtke also served on a national committee that worked to standardize paramedic education throughout the United States. Ms. Faedtke has extensive experience in Prehospital Education and is responsible for didactic and clinical training for all levels of Emergency Medical Services providers. This State Office of Emergency Medical Services recently requested the professional services of Ms. Faedtke to assist in the clinical and didactic training of a paramedic for a joint special operations response team.

Ms. Faedtke is affiliated with the American Heart Association and holds certification as a Regional Faculty Member for basic life support program. Ms. Faedtke holds instructor status and frequently facilitates courses for the American Heart Association in both advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support courses. Ms. Faedtke is a Nationally Certified Core Instructor with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and is an expert in Prehospital Trauma Life Support, International Trauma Life Support, and Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum.

Ms. Faedtke currently holds licensure as a Registered Nurse in Delaware. Ms. Faedtke is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Basic and held a Prehospital Registered Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania. Ms. Faedtke is certified in flight nursing, neonatal resuscitation, and advanced burn life support. Ms. Faedtke's expertise in transport nursing and emergency medical services response has allowed her to serve as a consultant on critical response programs for both public and private entities. Ms. Faedtke authored a chapter on medical emergencies in "Guidelines for Air Medical Crew Education."

Ms. Faedtke has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Wilmington University, and a Master of Jurisprudence with emphasis on health law from Widener Law School.

Dr. Brian J. Levine

Dr. Brian J. Levine, MD, FACEP, FAAEM Medical Director

Born in Long Island, New York, Dr. Levine began his education by attending Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, and graduating in May 1990 with a degree in biology. He then attended the University of Vermont, College of Medicine in Burlington, having his MD conferred in May 1995. Emergency Medicine residency brought Dr. Levine to Newark, Delaware and the Christiana Care Health System, where he completed the program in June 1998, serving his last year as Chief Resident.

With over 14 years experience as an Emergency Physician, Dr. Levine spends much of his time providing direct patient care. Dr Levine’s focus on academia, research and training provides him with a unique and distinguished skill set. His extensive involvement and expertise in Emergency Medicine has set him apart and he is a respected leader in the medical community.

Dr. Levine currently holds positions as the Associate Program Director in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Christiana Care, and Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Levine has published multiple articles, performs clinical research and has lectures on a wide array of topics including pharmacology, cardiology, and emergency procedures. He is currently the editor in chief of the EMRA antibiotic guide and has been the author of the previous three editions.

Dr. Levine has received many notable awards and merits throughout his career. Dr. Levine has been recognized for his many contributions in education and he was named Physician of the Year by the Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery and the Emergency Medical Services Community.

Dr. Levine holds the current instructor status in accordance with the American Heart Association standards for Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. He is also an instructor in the American College of Surgeon’s Advanced Trauma Life Support Course.

Dr. Levine serves as the Associate Medical Director for Christiana Care’s Mobile Intensive Care ground transport service, LifeNet Aeromedical service, and the physician access center, all key departments in the transport of critically ill and injured patients throughout the tri-state area.

Paige Fitzgerald

Paige Fitzgerald, MS, CEM

  • Emergency Management Solutions
  • UAS Flight Training & Program Development

Paige Fitzgerald serves as the director of UAS training for Adam Ringle Consulting. She has successfully prepared dozens of students from diverse professional sectors to pass their FAA Part 107 certification test and has developed a flight training program utilizing a variety of platforms in multiple environments. A specialist in program management, Paige can not only help to provide training, but also to develop the foundational documents needed for a successful UAS program, such as policies, procedures, and checklists. She is well versed in public sector grant management, and can help identify funding solutions to establish or grow UAS programs. Her extensive public messaging experience across a variety of projects and proven record of creating buy in among diverse stakeholders can be leveraged to create interagency support for those looking to start new UAS programs.


Paige has experience in a variety of instructional environments from online learning, to classroom courses, to hands-on skills training.  She currently serves an instructor at Delaware Technical and Community College in their Homeland Security and Emergency Management degree program.  She was previously a planner at the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, where she oversaw the administration of their UAS program, as well the administration of the State UAS committee.  She is well versed in FAA regulations and requirements, including 14 CFR Part 107, especially as it relates to Public Safety flight programs.  In addition to the her UAS program management experience,  her flight experience includes many complex missions in adverse conditions such as night flying, high wind, and multi-use or controlled airspace.  Other areas of specialization include NIMS compliant program development and reporting for flight programs.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Emergency Manager®
  • Level I Professional Continuity Practitioner
  • UAS Certified Flight Instructor
  • FAA Certified UAS Remote Pilot


  • University of Delaware, BA Political Science
  • University of Delaware, MS Disaster Science & Management

Fields of Competence

  • Program Development & Management
  • Grant & Financial Management
  • Policy & Procedure Development
  • Program Evaluation & Review
  • Marketing & Public Information
  • Continuity of Operations Planning

Professional Affiliations

  • National Emergency Management Association representative, National Council on Public Safety UAS
  • Co-Chair of Operations, State of Delaware UAS Training & Certification Steering Committee
  • Member, FEMA Region III UAS Working Group
  • Member, Disaster Imaging Working Group
Michele L. Wharton

Michele L. Wharton

Michele L. Wharton is a criminal investigations detective and sUAS pilot with a municipal police department in Delaware. Michele also serves as the deputy director of flight operations for a statewide and regional public safety UAS Team. Michele has 11 years of experience in law enforcement and 2 years’ experience as an FAA certified remote pilot. She is an Infrared Training Center (ITC) certified level 2 sUAS thermographer and thermography instructor. She has spent over 100 hours piloting multiple sUAS platforms from small quadcopters to large with heavy payload deployments. Michele has worked as a pilot in command and crew member in a multitude of high-risk flight missions including many types of payload deployments. Michele and Adam have worked together daily flying sUAS aircraft in various situations making their crew resource management seamless. Michele also has advanced technical knowledge of the DJI aircraft system and 3rd party device integration.