Dr. Ferguson started his career in the ER at Charity Hospital of New Orleans. Then, after 14 years in Emergency Care including flight nursing, he transitioned into Emergency Medicine. He is Director of the Office of EMS at the University of Alabama. He also runs a free EMS continuing education program, Alabama EMS Challenge , and speaks locally, regionally, and nationally on EMS topics. He is the Medical Director for numerous EMS agencies , including a rotor wing service, Birmingham Fire and Rescue, and the Birmingham Regional EMS System which has over over 200,000 calls annually.