I.E.M.E. is pleased to announce we have a new Classroom location in Canton, Ma

Located just of Rt. 128 and Rt. 24.

We are located at 905 Turnpike St. Rt 138, Suite A4  
New to IEME

April1, 2009 IEME becomes a Work and Rescue PETZL Dealer and Trainer.



IEME International sponsors Scott Rehm in World Championship Fighting 4 at the Shriners Center in Wilmington, Ma on September 19, 2008.  At his corner for the fight are  big names like Kenny Florian and Mark DellaGrotti. Check out the match pictures at:

EKS Productions. com


WCF 4 September 19, 2008:  At light heavyweight, Philadelphia’s Lamont Lister took on Scott Rehm, who brought a star-studded corner to the ring. The Sityodtong fighter was cornered by Mark DellaGrotte and Kenny and Keith Florian, who recently opened their own gym in Brookline, Mass. The hard-fought bout went into an overtime round, where the Florians screamed pointers to a tiring Rehm.

Sweat flew in the third, and Rehm, though exhausted after taking the fight on short notice, appeared to notch a unanimous decision. But a ringside scorekeeper made a mistake in naming Rehm’s corner the winner -- a decision that drew boos from the crowd. Ring announcer Chris Collins announced the mix-up, and Lister was declared the winner.

“It felt good hearing my name in the end,” Rehm said. “But if they say he won the fight, he won the fight.”




I.E.M.E. International, Inc. has reached an agreement, and teamed up with Brite-Strike Technologies, Inc. By bring a new dimension to personal protection and Self-Defense training for use of the Brite-Strike product line for Law Enforcement and Civilian use.

Canton, MA- August 26, 2008
I.E.M.E. International, Inc. (IEME Force Training Division) has reached an agreement with Brite-Strike Technologies, Inc. to be the sole training organization for the Brite-Strike Tactical Illumination line for the use in Flashlight Defensive Tactics.

I.E.M.E. International, Inc. has been in the field of education and training for over 18 years. With a well rounded background in EMS education, OSHA compliance training, Rescue Services Standby-Training and Self Defense Training. It only makes sense for IEME to partner with a great company like Brite-Strike®.

We are a training institution who has been training agencies from Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue, Military, Government agencies, Hospital Employees, and Civilian groups from around the US and abroad. We are a developmental group who can bring cutting edge programs and technical expertise to our clients.

IEME Force Training Division has developed four programs targeted for the Brite Strike® product line.

For the Law Enforcement professional, IEME has developed the TIDS™ (Tactical Illuminations Defense System) the 4 hour (Basic) and 8 hour (Advanced) programs will certify Law Enforcement personnel in the use of the “Tactical Blue Dot” Series lights. This program will teach Self-Defense, use of Force, and Controlled /Cooperation Techniques. This program will give a Law Enforcement individual a (2) year certification once they successfully complete the programs 4 or 8 hour system.

For those agencies who wish to send a member of their department to be a certified instructor of the TIDS™ program. IEME Force Training has a 40 hour Trainer program for Law Enforcement personnel, which allows them to teach the 4 hour (basic) and 8 hour (Advanced) program to their respected departments.

In the Citizen Safety and Lighting Strike line, IEME Force Training has developed the V.I.C.E™ (Victim Illumination Controlled Evasion) and A.D.V.I.C.E™ (Assaulted Defensive Victim Illumination Controlled Escape) systems to teach civilians, women and children how to safely escape an attack or potential attack. These proven, simple, effective and easy to learn systems will teach students Self Defense Techniques, Surroundings Awareness, Strikes on Attackers, and Illumination Techniques.

All of our systems are based on KRAV MAGA and Muay Thai disciplines and are solely developed by I.E.M.E. International, Inc. and the Force Training Division staff.

For more information on these systems and programs please contact I.E.M.E. International, Inc. at 508-759-9055 www.iemenortheast.com or Brite-Strike® at 781-585-5509 www.brite-strike.com





 Louie and IEME team

Louie Bernardo and the I.E.M.E. Executive Team

From left to right: VP Andrew DeFrias, Louie Bernardo, CEO Gilbert Taylor

and VP Christopher Santos

June 3, 2008 Louie Bernardo stopped in at our new location in Canton for a meet and greet. Louie Bernardo's website is sponsored by I.E.M.E. and our wishes go out to his success in the BASS Pro Northeast Fishing Circuit.

Heart Attack Warning Signs
Some heart attacks are sudden and intense — the "movie heart attack," where no one doubts what's happening. But most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often people affected aren't sure what's wrong and wait too long before getting help. Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happening:

  • Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath. May occur with or without chest discomfort.
  • Other signs: These may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness


Stroke Warning Signs
The American Stroke Association says these are the warning signs of stroke:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause