Lee Watson has been involved in public safety since 1989. He has primarily been involved in EMS and maintains the following general certifications:
- Paramedic (National Registry of EMTs)
- Paramedic (Virginia Office of EMS)
- CPR Instructor (American Heart Association, National Safety Council, and ASHI)
- OSHA Outreach Trainer for General Industry
Lee has been a member of Longshop McCoy Fire Rescue since 2014 and currently serves as Lieutenant, overseeing equipment and technology. Previously, he volunteered in Henry County, Virginia. He managed Stone Ambulance Service from 1990-1996.
From 2000-2004, he was employed as a Deputy Sheriff / Paramedic with the Martinsville, VA Sheriff's Office.