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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Becker completes Executive Fire Officer Program

Theron Becker, paramedic and director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) education at Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH), recently completed the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP), through the National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, Maryland.

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Contacts:

Tamera Heitz-Peek
417-328-7245
theitz@citizensmemorial.com

The EFOP is a four-year program for senior officers, which provides key leadership on various facets of fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) administration. The program focuses to enhance their professional development through a unique series of four graduate and upper-division-baccalaureate equivalent courses with an applied research project that relates to their organization.

The four research papers completed by Becker have direct application to improving EMS at CMH: Professional Development; Psychiatric Emergencies; EMS Supervision; and Dispatch Quality. The EFOP has an approximate 25% attrition rate and graduates about 250 students each year.

Becker is the director of EMS education, field supervisor, clinical officer, and quality manager at CMH. He previously worked for the Bolivar City Fire Department from 1990-2015 and as the Emergency Planner for the Polk County Health Center from 2002-2011.

Becker earned a Bachelor of Science in fire protection engineering from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, and earned a Master of Management in public administration from the University of Phoenix, Arizona.

April 24, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Becker completes Executive Fire Officer Program

Theron Becker, paramedic and director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) education at Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH), recently completed the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP), through the National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, Maryland.

The EFOP is a four-year program for senior officers, which provides key leadership on various facets of fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) administration. The program focuses to enhance their professional development through a unique series of four graduate and upper-division-baccalaureate equivalent courses with an applied research project that relates to their organization.

The four research papers completed by Becker have direct application to improving EMS at CMH: Professional Development; Psychiatric Emergencies; EMS Supervision; and Dispatch Quality. The EFOP has an approximate 25% attrition rate and graduates about 250 students each year.

Becker is the director of EMS education, field supervisor, clinical officer, and quality manager at CMH. He previously worked for the Bolivar City Fire Department from 1990-2015 and as the Emergency Planner for the Polk County Health Center from 2002-2011.

Becker earned a Bachelor of Science in fire protection engineering from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, and earned a Master of Management in public administration from the University of Phoenix, Arizona.