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The full-time lead and entry-level paramedics work 24/48 shifts. The full-time basics work 40 hours per week, in 8 or 10 hour increments.

Full-time Lead Paramedics                    

 Jon Petersen

 

Jon Petersen


Date of Hire: August 1998
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: Mary Greeley
Hometown: Ames, IA

 Lee Thomas

 

Lee Thomas

Date of Hire: April 2003
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: United States Army
Hometown: Washburn, ND

 Brad VandeLune

 

 Brad VandeLune

Date of Hire: April 2003
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: DMACC
Hometown: Prairie City, IA

 Cortner

Malcolm Cortner

Date of Hire: October 2006
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: Avera McKennan School of EMS, Sioux Falls, SD
Hometown: Sloan, IA

 Andy Littler

Andy Littler

Date of Hire: August 2005
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: Mercy School of EMS
Hometown: Adair, IA

 Becky Miller Becky Knowles

Date of Hire: June 2005
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: Mercy School of EMS
Hometown: Kanawha, IA

 Brian Rayhons Brian Rayhons

Date of Hire: November 2010
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: University of Iowa
Hometown: Forest City, IA
 Jana Trede

Jana Trede

 Date of Hire: September 2011
Certification: Paramedic/CCP 
Education: Iowa Western Community College
Hometown: Treynor, IA

 Lisa Reavis

Lisa Reavis


Date of Hire: August 2009
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education:  DMACC, Mercy College, Central College
Hometown: Polk City, IA
        

 Troy Fick

Troy Fick

Date of Hire: April 2012
Certification: Paramedic/CCP 
Education: Mercy College of Health Sciences 
Hometown: Norwalk, IA

 Aaron Frasier

Aaron Frasier 

Date of Hire: November 2009 
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: University of Northern Iowa, Mercy College 
Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Lucas Altman

Lucas Altman 

Date of Hire: October 2013 
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: Mount Mercy University, University of Iowa 
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA 

Peter Blutt Peter Blutt

Date of Hire: September 2011 
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: Iowa State University, DMACC 
Hometown: Des Moines, IA 
Dustin Draisey Dustin Draisey 

Date of Hire: June 2013
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: Central College, DMACC 
Hometown: Keota, IA 
Carolyn Johnson

Carolyn Johnson

Date of Hire: October 2014
Certification: Paramedic/CCP 
Education: Creighton University
Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Amber Redmond Amber Redmond 

Date of Hire: May 2015 
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: Northeast Iowa Community College 
Hometown: Scales Mound, IL
Tim Maher

Tim Maher

Date of Hire: June 2012
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: DMACC
Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Full-time Entry Level Paramedic
Josh Engman

Josh Engman

Date of Hire: January 2011
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: University of Denver, ISU, U of I
Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Steven Button Steven Button

Date of Hire: September 2011 
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: University of Iowa
Hometown: Van Meter, IA
Derek Doyle 

Date of Hire: April 2015
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: DMACC, ISU
Hometown: Huxley, IA

 

Josh Behnken 

Date of Hire: September 2016
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: IWCC
Hometown: Massena, IA

Colton Campbell Colton Campbell 

Date of Hire: May 2016  
Certification: Paramedic/CCP 
Education: Mercy College of Health Sciences 
Hometown: Altoona, IA
Regan Considine

Date of Hire: May 2017  
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: University of Missouri, University of Iowa 
Hometown: Naperville, IL
R. Gordon Rachel Gordon 

Date of Hire: May 2008  
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: Mercy College of Health Sciences 
Hometown: West Des Moines, IA
Petrick,Chris_101227 Chris Petrick 

Date of Hire: July 2008  
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: Mercy College of Health Sciences 
Hometown: Spirit Lake, IA
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Kristine Newell

Date of Hire: November 2017 
Certification: Paramedic/CCP
Education: DMACC 
Hometown: Ogallala, NE 

Full-time EMT-Basics
Taylor Derek Taylor

Date of Hire: May 2016 
Certification: EMT 
Education: Iowa State University, DMACC
Hometown: Jefferson City, MO
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Clint Bennethum

Date of Hire: January 2017 
Certification: AEMT 
Education: Iowa Western Community College
Hometown: Sheldahl, IA