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Gary Heigel Biography

Gary HeigelGary Heigel
Department Chair
Office: Table Rock Campus, Room 117G

Gary has been involved in Emergency Services since 1982 when he witnessed a serious auto accident and decided to take an EMT course so he would know what to do in an emergency. That was his first step towards a life-long career in EMS, and within a year he was enrolled in a paramedic course. His diverse experience includes urban, suburban, and rural EMS systems. He has worked for private, non-profit, and public entities. He has worked as a Paramedic, Training Officer, Field Supervisor, Flight Paramedic, and Operations Manager. In 2005, Gary became a full-time educator and the head of the RCC EMS Program.

When he isn't working, Gary enjoys rafting, camping, hiking and cycling with his wife and two children.

B.A., George Fox University
Advanced Paramedic Training, Oregon Health & Sciences University

Oregon State Paramedic
Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Provider (CCEMTP)
Certified Flight Paramedic (FPC)

Chair, Josephine County EMS Advisory Board
Oregon State EMS Education Consortium
National Association of EMS Educators
National Flight Paramedic Association
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians