We have moved!

We have moved this site to the new and improved Boone County Fire District site.

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Launching ALS Continuing Ed!

Session Date Topics
1 Monday, September 12, 2016 ACLS Refresher / Cardiovascular Patient Care

2 Monday, October 10, 2016 PALS Refresher / Pediatric Patient Care

3 Monday, November 14, 2016 PHTLS Refresher / Trauma Patient Care

4 Monday, December 12, 2016 Airway & Breathing / Medical / OB-Peds Cases

5 Monday, January 9, 2017 Airway & Breathing / Medical / OB-Peds Cases

6 Monday, February 13, 2017 Airway & Breathing / Medical / OB-Peds Cases

All class sessions run from 9am to 5pm at Boone County Fire District Headquarters

Completion of ALL sessions is equivalent to a 48-hour National Registry Paramedic Refresher.

See the ALS Con Ed page for more.

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Course Catalog Published

Our May, 2016 EMS Education Course Catalog is now available.

We have a new set of three courses under “Paramedic Head Start” and we are pleased to offer the Advanced EMT (AEMT) as an option. In addition, there are now “standard” format paramedic courses for those that need to use military / VA Education Benefits as well as for those who prefer to not have a hybrid course format.

Check it out—contact us if we can answer questions for you.

2016 Course Catalog

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Dean Nierling Golf Tourney and Scholarship Info

This is something that we strongly support here.  In memory of Dr. Nierling and out of friendship with the Nierling family, please share this information and consider supporting the cause (and play some golf).

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Clinical Partner Hiring!

Miller County Ambulance hiring—We offer a comprehensive benefit package and operates with state of the art equipment. Also, an opportunity to work and live in the Lake of the Ozarks, which is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Missouri. The region offers the opportunity for boating, hiking, camping, golfing, and a wide variety of quality restaurants, entertainment and affordable housing. Our District website is easy to maneuver when making application online. To make application go to Millercountyambulance.org and then to the Employment page. The application and Authorization for Conducting Background Checks can be completed and bglaforwarded to Charlotte George by email;cgeorge@millercountyambulance.org; by fax: 573-392-6086; or by US Postal Service to: Attn: Charlotte George, Director of Human Resources, PO Box 227, Eldon, Mo. 65026

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2016 Paramedic Course Applications Posted

Check out the Paramedic Education page on this site for all the details.

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2015 Paramedic Session 1 in the Books

The 2015 Paramedic Class’s four sections met for their first session this past two weeks.  Section A began on July 7th followed the next day by Section B and then the following week with Sections C and D.  This was the first of 24 sessions spread over the next 50 weeks.  Enrollment totals 42 students spread over the four sections with Section C at the capacity of 12.  This gives us maximum group sizes of 6 per coach and will provide ample opportunity for some very effective learning in our simulation center.  Students will prepare for each session and do follow up work via our online learning portal throughout the course.

The first class session included the usual administrative tasks but we moved into lab sessions before lunch!  Our focus was predominately the content of our EMT Plus course which is designed to fill that gap between standard EMT course content and that set of knowledge, skills and capabilities that EMT’s need to function as effective partners to Paramedics.  We worked on 12-lead acquisition and IV setup before moving through a series of lab tasks that verified some BLS vital sign and injury management skills.   There were some “eye openers” involving bag-mask ventilation (“two thumbs down” and the revelation that OPA’s and NPA’s can be used together!) and we feel like we have a solid foundation to move quickly ahead.

Next up for Session 2, we move into EKG fundamentals, IV and IO starts, medication administration and prep for advanced airway management.  Each session includes an interwoven mix of Cardiology, Pharmacology, Airway & Breathing and case management.  Session 2’s Case of the Week will involve a patient experiencing an ACS event that devolves into a cardiac arrest.  Learners will serve as the partner to the Paramedic (Coach in this Case) as they work through a simulated call.

Stay tuned here for bi-weekly updates and check out our Guest Paramedic course delivered via our Moodle LMS.

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2015 Paramedic Class Now Enrolling With NEW Schedule

We know that Paramedic students learn most effectively when they work in small groups of 5 or 6 while being coached by a high-performing educator.


We also know that lectures are not an effective use of precious face-to-face class time.


Further, we believe that most Paramedic students are busy people who cannot afford high tuition costs or to spend any wasted time in class sessions.


We believe that real online learning is effective but many students have yet to experience the benefits of a quality hybrid program where the online piece is an effective use of their time.


So….we have designed our 2015 Paramedic Class to reflect all of those realities and best practices.  We invite you to take the challenge and to enroll for our July class.


Students enroll in one of four class sections—A, B, C or D.  Section A meets every two weeks on a Tuesday.  Section B meets every two weeks on a Wednesday.  Similarly, Section C meets every two weeks on a Tuesday and Section D on a Wednesday.  Students may trade “shifts” with other students or may swap days temporarily if they are unable to work out their schedule any other way.  We keep group sizes to a maximum of five in order to keep the coaching environment at its most effective.


All 24 class days include “lab” sessions where groups of students work with a Coach to develop skills.  Those skills are pieced together in simulation sessions where students practice sequences to the “error free” point after which full speed simulated calls are practiced from receipt of a dispatch through patient handoff to the ER.  You will learn how to run calls as a paramedic team leader and as a partner.  By the time you begin your Field Internship, you will be ready to apply your new capabilities to actual patients under the guidance of a preceptor.  Students who complete this rigorous program are able to excel as entry-level paramedics and are prepared to begin highly rewarding professional roles.

See our Paramedic page on this site for more info or contact Program Director Bryant Gladney at bgladney@bcfdmo.com.

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Field Internship Partner Now Hiring

Our Friends at Cole County EMS (one of our Field Internship sites) has immediate openings for Paramedics.  

Cole County EMS,  1736 Southridge Dr Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Phone: 573-634-9205 Fax: 573-634-5666

Now accepting applications for full time positions.

Paramedic $16.80/HR

Night dispatch/EMT-B $10.45/HR

12 Hour night shifts.

Paid training. Classes include PHTLS, AMLS, ACLS, PALS, EMS safety, BLS as well as monthly CEU’s.

Applications can be requested by E-mailing mfast@colecounty.org

Application deadline 04/15/2015

For more information contact Malinda Fast at 573-634-9205.

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Dean Nierling Scholarship

Scholarship Guidelines

In order to assist those wishing to apply for a Dean A. Nierling Memorial Scholarship, the following information is provided.

Purpose:  The Dean A. Nierling Memorial Scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to persons wishing to begin or further their education in some aspect of emergency care.  This may be programs such as EMT-B, EMT-P, Nursing (including nurse practitioner) or PA.

1.  Applications will be blind reviewed.  Decision of the Committee is final.

2.  If not currently enrolled in a program, applicants must agree to enroll within six (6) months of receiving the scholarship or the money must be returned.

3.  Members of the Committee or their immediate family are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

4.  Applicants must be 18 years of age by the time they finish their program.

5.  Scholarship recipients can apply for a second year or scholarship support.

6.  Number of scholarships and dollar amount of scholarships to be determined by the Committee on an annual basis.  Past award amounts are not guaranteed for future years.

7.  Scholarship applications received past the deadline for submission will not be considered.

8.  Recipients may be asked to share how a scholarship has helped them further their educational goals.

9.  Any tie will be decided by Scholarship Chair and the Golf Committee Chair.

v. January 28, 2014

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