Meet the Department

Our staff is known nationally for high quality research and engaging presentations.  They are regular presenters at EMS Expo, NAEMSE's annual symposium and EMS conferences in Minnesota, North Dakota, Viriginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, New Mexico and various others.

David I. Page - Faculty

Dave Page EMS

David Page, MS, NREMT-P, a native of Mexico, is a full time faculty member at Inver Hills Community College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He works part time as a field paramedic for Allina Health EMS, and is the supervisor for the Saint Paul Fire Basic Life Support Ambulance unit.

Dave started his EMS career in 1985 as a junior member of the Bethesda Chevy-Chase Rescue Squad outside of Washington D.C. and has been teaching paramedics since 1989. He has worked in Boston, Massachusetts; Fort Worth, Texas; and Denver, Colorado.  Since 1989, Dave has served as a field paramedic for Allina Medical Transportation, a hospital-based emergency ambulance service in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. Dave loves to teach and to learn. He holds a master’s degree in experiential education from Minnesota State University, and bachelor degree in human services from Macalester College. He is the co-creator of FISDAP® a National Web-based skill tracking and testing project now used by over 800 EMS programs across the country.  He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences focusing on clinical competency, research, web-based education, and crisis intervention Dave is fluent in French, Spanish, and English.

 Volunteer/Service Experience

Saint Paul Fire Department – Basic Life Support Unit Supervisor Helped establish and currently supervise Youth Job Corps staff providing non-emergency ambulance service – May 2012-Present

Australian National Paramedic Curriculum Redesign Reference Group member – January 2012-Present

COAEMSP - Committee on Accreditation of EMS Programs: Site Visitor and Team Captain – April 2010 – present;

US Army War College – National Security Seminar Member 2010;

NREMT – National Registry of EMTs member of planning and implementation committee for the Paramedic Psychomotor Competency Portfolio Project; May 2008-Present

PCRF: Member - Board of advisors: Prehospital Care Research Forum; September 2007 - present

• National Faculty for the National Association of EMS Educator Instructor course. May 2004 (course inception) -present.

PULSE: Member - Advisory committee for Pulse -Emergency Medical Update by FETN. May 2004- present;


Special Awards

2012 EMS 10 Award: National Top 10 Innovator of 2012; selected and awarded by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services

2011 Minnesota Colleges and Universities (MNSCU) Educator of the Year.

2010 Inver Hills Community College awardfor outstanding work to promote diversity.

2009 Heroes Award - National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) - Among first three EMS instructors to be awarded: "Legends that walk among us" award for national contributions to EMS education.

2008 The Power of One award - Awarded by national educators for service to EMS education.

2006: Named as “Emerging Leader” in EMS magazine Sept. 2006

2005 Best EMS Professional Research Presentation, National Association of EMS Physicians


Recent Publications

• Columnist: JEMS magazine Monthly Research Review Column – January 2011-present

• Contributor: Foundations of Education, An EMS approach”; First and Second editions; National Association of EMS Educator (in press); 2012

• Co-author: The Paramedic, first edition. Chapleau W; Burba A; Pons P; Page D; An evidenced based paramedic textbook published by

McGraw-Hill; January 2008 release; Authored Instructor materials


Kevin Johnson - Faculty

 Kevin began his EMS career in North Dakota in 1984 as a volunteer EMT with the Finley Volunteer Ambulance Service. He held a position as Training Officer and Squad Leader before enrolling in the United Hospital Paramedic Program in Grand Forks, ND. While as an EMT, Kevin began working as a Special Deputy with the Steele County and Griggs County Sheriff’s Department. After Paramedic training, he worked as a Paramedic with the United Hospital Ambulance Service. While there, he received training in Critical Care Transport, Neonatal Transport and as a Flight Medic. Kevin began working with the Grand Forks Sheriff's department as member of the SWAT team, and obtained certification as a part-time Peace Officer for the department. While at United Hospital, he began teaching sections of the Paramedic Training program and later helped with the transition of the program to the Northwest Technical College. Along with a colleague, Kevin started the Rural North Dakota EMS outreach program in cooperation with the UND School of Medicine to transmit EMS recertification courses across the state of North Dakota. While at the Northwest Technical College, Kevin worked as Program Director in charge of EMS training on 6 campuses in the northwest Minnesota region. During this time Kevin began working with the Midwest Learning Center and Noah N Chelliah, MD in the development of training material and presentations in cardiology. In 1995 the move was made to teach in the Paramedic Program at Inver Hills Community College. Kevin is also currently employed by Allina Health Transportation as a Paramedic. Has been active in Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) - since 1988 and has held positions as Assistant State Director and State Coordinator. Throughout his career, Kevin has spoken at many EMS conferences at the state and national level, and was a contributor in writing The Paramedic textbook for McGraw Hill Publishing.


Daryl Doering - Faculty

Daryl Doering EMS.

2009 - Daryl Doering received the prestigious uncommon caring award from Allina Hospitals and Clinics.

2008 - Daryl Doering helped create The Paramedic, a McGraw-Hill Paramedic textbook.


Tim Howey - Faculty

Tim is a graduate of our Paramedic Program here at the college. Tim was the recipient of the EMS Department Student of the Year award during his studies from 2004-2005

 2006 - Tim Howey won the award for Best Research at the NAEMSE Symposium sponsored by the Prehospital Care Research Forum


Brad Wright - Faculty

Brad Wright, EMS Faculty, has been in EMS Education for nearly 10 years.  Brad joined the staff at Inver Hills in 2012, prior to that he was the primary paramedic and EMT faculty at another college.  Brad holds a Master's Degree in Public Safety Administration from St. Cloud State University.  Brad began his EMS career as volunteer EMT in the Princeton region for North Memorial Ambulance in 1991.  He received his paramedic certification in 1995 and has worked for North Memorial in the Faribault and Metro regions where he currently works part-time.  Brad has been involved at the state level in EMS Education chairing two EMSRB workgroups related to transitioning of providers and educators to the 2010 EMS Educational Standards.  Brad resides in Monticello with his family.  Interests outside of EMS and EMS Education include; running (18 marathons to date), officiating high school and college football, golfing (not well), cooking, and watching his sons' events.

Toby Oehler - Staff
Toby Oehler is our lab assistant for the EMS Department. Toby was born in Utah, and moved to Minnesota following a tragedy that sparked his interest in EMS as a child. Toby has a background as an EMT and Fire Captain for the City of Woodbury, as well as an EMS educator for Woodbury Public Safety. Toby has over 12 years in EMS, and has a passion for teaching the EMS providers of the future. Dedicated to the future of EMS education, Toby serves as a member on the Metro Region EMS Education and Research Sub-Committee. When not in the seat of an ambulance or fire engine, Toby enjoys spending time with his son on camping and fishing trips during the summer. Toby can usually be found watching his son play hockey in the winter, and if free time remains, Toby is an avid hockey player himself. If you are around Heritage Hall sometime feel free to stop and say hello.