Theron J Becker

1370 E 455th Rd
Bolivar, MO 65613

Tel: (417) 597-3688
Email: ka5yth@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ka5yth

Experience

EMS Clinical Chief. Citizens Memorial Hospital,
Bolivar, Missouri.
February 2020 - Present. Administrator of all clinical activities of the EMS department. Serves as program director for paramedic, EMT, and all other education courses. Manages the quality improvement programs for the EMS department. Researches, develops, and implements EMS patient care protocols. Supervises a team of educators, field training officers, quality reviewers, and technnolgy specialists. Coordinates with medical director, accreditation agencies and inspectors, hospital department heads, time critical diagnosis teams and coordinators, and EMS operations managers.
Project documents: EMS Protocols.
Director of EMS Education. Citizens Memorial Hospital,
Bolivar, Missouri.
June 2017 - February 2020. Developed a comprehensive EMS Education Department including original accreditation for EMT and paramedic licensure and continuing education and competencies for clinical EMS staff. Program director for Paramedic and EMT courses. Serve as lead paramedic instructor and supervise lead EMT instructors, guest instructors, and preceptors. Additionally, provides quality improvement services and protocol development for the EMS Operations Departments. Designated site coordinator for affiliations with Veterans Administration, NREMT, and NAEMT.
Project documents: EMS education manual, EMS quality system, EMS career lattice.
Affiliate Faculty - Cardiology Instructor. Bolivar Technical College,
Bolivar, Missouri.
January 2020 - Present. Developed and presented curriculum for cardiology and ECG recognition for nursing students.
EMS Clinical Officer. Citizens Memorial Hospital,
Bolivar, Missouri.
October 2011 - May 2017. Maintain progressive EMS protocols and ensure staff are trained to safely and efficiently carry out those protocols. Ensure protocol compliance through a comprehensive quality improvement program. Proposed, developed, and implemented a digital radio network for the entire hospital multi-county district (EMS, security, nursing, maintenance, disaster, etc.). Coordinator for FirstNet services throughout the hospital. Go-to person for questions/discussions about clinical care, protocol compliance, and technology.
Project documents: Multi-agency EMS protocols, Predicting actual patient severity with priority dispatch code study, Digital radio network.
Emergency Planner. Polk County Health Center,
Bolivar, Missouri.
October 2002 - September 2011. Regional planner for six suburban/rural Southwest Missouri counties. Coordinated with the Centers for Disease Control and the Missouri Department of Health to plan for, prepare for, and respond to public health emergencies in Southwest Missouri. Created and maintained a current, comprehensive plan that integrated with existing county, state, and federal emergency operations plans. Provided training to first responders, the medical community, and the public on topics ranging from disaster preparedness and family safety to general health department activities to responding to bioterrorism events. Developed and maintained disease surveillance systems, determined community trends through statistics and mapping, and investigated causes of disease.
Fire Protection Engineer. Heideman & Associates,
Springfield, Missouri.
October 2000 - June 2002. Worked within a team of mechanical, electrical, and structural engineers and supervised designers to provide life safety, plumbing, and fire protection systems for existing and new buildings. Coordinated with the building architect and owner to customize these systems for their needs. Performed site visits and drew plans for these systems to be bid and installed. Reviewed and inspected installations and plans for compliance with codes and ordinances. Developed a team of fire protection engineers and electrical engineers to perform post-fire cause investigations for insurance companies.
Fire Protection Engineer. Atlantic Fire Protection,
Springfield, Missouri.
January 1999 - October 2000. As the first and only engineer in a full-time capacity for this sprinkler contractor, performed many first-time tasks without supervision or direction from others. Designed and calculated fire sprinkler systems for many construction types. Coordinated with individuals, contractors, architects, and engineers. Worked closely with sprinkler fitters in the field to draw custom plans.
Hazardous Materials Inspector. Oklahoma State University,
Stillwater, Oklahoma.
August 1995 - December 1998. Maintained a university-wide hazardous waste system, which included radioactive and chemical waste. Performed safety inspections at multiple sites. Created a comparative intranet web page providing safety information. Responded to campus hazmat and EMS emergencies. Provided medical care to OSU event spectators and ensured life safety codes were met. As the senior EMT, supervised other students.
Project documents: Chemical guide and permeation database for campus chemistry labs and emergency responders.

Volunteer Experience

Shift Lead / Lieutenant. Bolivar City Fire Department,
Bolivar, Missouri.
September 2012 - September 2014. Provided fire protection services and emergency medical response for the City of Bolivar, MO. Served as the first-line commander of all on-duty personnel on shift.
Project documents: Jedi path career lattice, Block book.
Deputy Fire Chief. Central Polk County Fire and Rescue,
Bolivar, Missouri.
April 2007 - September 2012. Provided fire protection services and emergency medical response for the rural Bolivar, MO area. Served as the second in the chain of command within the fire department.
Project documents: Emergency services map book.
Training Officer. Bolivar City Fire Department,
Bolivar, Missouri.
January 1999 - August 2005. Provided fire protection services and emergency medical response for the City of Bolivar, MO. Started and managed an organized effort to train new and current firefighters. Coordinated training activities within the county of Polk with area emergency services and Emergency Management Agency. Also, served as third in the chain of command and supervised from two to forty officers, firefighters, and Explorers during emergency and non-emergency events.
Project documents: Dispatch guidelines and education.
Firefighter. Bolivar City Fire Department,
Bolivar, Missouri.
March 1993 - December 1998. Provided fire protection and emergency medical response for the City of Bolivar, MO.
Project documents: Municipal water supply analysis.

Education

Executive Fire Officer (Masters-Level Emergency Services Leadership). National Fire Academy,
Emmitsburg, Maryland.
October 2018. Senior research project: Ambulance dispatching quality for Citizens Memorial Hospital.
Junior research project: EMS field supervision for Citizens Memorial Hospital.
Sophomore research project: Psychiatric Emergency Prevention in SW MO.
Freshman research project: EMS professional development for Citizens Memorial Hospital.
Master of Management in Public Administration. University of Phoenix. November 2007. Thesis topic: Public policy analysis and recommendations for better community disaster preparedness.
Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering. Oklahoma State University.
Stillwater, Oklahoma
December 1998. Senior project: Chemical guide and permeation database for campus chemistry labs and emergency responders.

Certifications and Training

Nationally Registered and Missouri Paramedic.

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Affiliate Faculty with instructor credentials in AHDR, EMS Safety, EVOS, GEMS, PHTLS, and TCCC.

Subject matter expert, curriculum development, and delivery for custom courses such as EMS Instructor/Coordinator, Hazmat Medic, and Smoke Reading / Fire Chemistry.

EMS Instructor, Fire Service Instructor II, and American Heart Association Instructor for BLS, ACLS, ACLS EP, and PALS.

Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatcher.

Fire Officer II.

Hazardous Materials Technician.

Other: Extra-Class Amateur Radio Operator, Leadership, Instructor, Hazardous Materials, Firefighting, Technical Rescue, Epidemiology, Terrorism, Vehicle/Highway Safety, Geographic Information, Engineering, Child Passenger Safety Technician, etc.

Publications and Accomplishments

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Service Training Technical Committee:

International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Peer Review Committee:

Advanced Excel Spreadsheet, SQL Database, and PHP Website Developer.

Geographic Information Systems Developer.

Grant writer/administrator for about $800,000 worth of successful applications.

Data-driven web developer.

OzarksEMS.com Main page.