Orange County Sheriff’s Office
Doug Moats serves as a corporal in the patrol division of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO). Moats grew up in Madison, WV, where his interest in emergency services surfaced at a young age. At 13, he started working with a private ambulance company, and throughout high school, he served as a volunteer firefighter.
Corporal Moats trained as a paramedic at West Virginia State College (now University) and has over 30 years of emergency medical service, including positions with Duke Life Flight, Orange County EMS, and Carolina Air Care.
At the Sheriff’s Office, Corporal Moats is a field training officer. He is also a CPR and a Stop the Bleed instructor. He won a lifesaving award in 2014 for his work with an intoxicated person with diabetes who stopped breathing in the OCSO detention center. He won a second lifesaving award in 2022 when he used supplies from the trauma kit, which he will be presenting about at this conference, to stabilize a gunshot victim’s sucking chest wounds in the field. In his spare time, Moats serves locally as a volunteer with the Eno Fire Station.