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Michael A. DeMello

Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon, the RWU Colleague system will be unavailable for a short time due to system upgrades. This will mean that you will not be able to register online, access your grades, request transcripts, etc. until the system is reactivated. We anticipate that the Colleague system will be available again by May 11, 2015. We will notify you when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.

Please submit all requests to and they will be processed based upon the date of receipt.

To ensure that you are enrolled in the Summer and Fall course(s) of your choice, you are encouraged to register online for courses prior to May 1st. Students who cannot register by May 1st can take advantage of the following options:

  1. Contact your academic advisor who will complete the Summer and/or Fall registration form(s) on your behalf and document your request so SCS can manually enroll you in the course(s). Students who have questions regarding their assigned advisor can contact Mary Cooney at 401-254-4805 or
  2. Register online when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.


Michael A. DeMello, B.S., NREMT-P
instructor for American Safety Programs

Mr. DeMello is a Nationally Registered Paramedic and has been an instructor for American Safety Programs and Training since 2006. Mr. DeMello has over 21 years of firefighting and emergency medical service experience. As a member of the North Providence Fire Department for 16 years, he held numerous positions in the fire suppression, fire prevention, training, and EMS divisions, retiring in 2011.

Mr. DeMello now serves as Director of Emergency Medical Services, and Deputy Emergency Management Director, for the Town of South Kingstown, RI. South Kingstown EMS is a career organization providing paramedic service to 64 square miles, including the University of Rhode Island. In addition, Mr. DeMello serves as an Assistant Fire Chief for the Bristol, RI Fire Department, which is a combination department that responds to over 3,000 calls per year.

Mr. DeMello has instructed in various areas of emergency services for over 13 years, holding licensure as a RI EMS Instructor Coordinator, Instructor status for AHA BLS, ACLS, PALS, ACLS-EP courses, and other EMS related programs. Mr. DeMello also maintains pro-board certification as a Fire Instructor, Fire Inspector, and instructs various other firefighting related programs.

In 2013 he was re-appointed by Governor Chafee to the RI Ambulance Service Advisory Board representing the RI State Fireman’s League for another 5 year term. Mr. DeMello belongs to various committees and is the chairman of the Education Standards Committee of the Ambulance Service Advisory Board.