Wings of Hope – Missouri
IHM Health Studies Center-Missouri
St. John’s Mercy Medical Center-Missouri
Fox Valley Technical College-Wisconsin
Affinity Health System, Inc.-Wisconsin
Life Saving Instructions, Inc-Wisconsin
Mercy Medical Center-Wisconsin
Appleton Medical Center-Wisconsin
North Central Technical College-Wisconsin
NAEMSE Certified Educator
BS - Health Education
AS - Prehospital Medicine Technology
(and assorted instructor certifications)
I am a published author, educator, test item writer, and textbook reviewer.
I currently work for St. Charles County Ambulance District in St. Peters Missouri as their AHA Training Center Coordinator, Public Access Defibrillation Manager, and Critical Care Paramedic Program Coordinator.
I have taught and volunteered my time to the AHA since 1976. I serve on various committees, as ACLS, BLS, and PALS Regional Faculty, and most recently PALS National Faculty.
I lived in Chicago for 14 years. Here in St. Charles since 2000. Wisconsin in between. I eat just about anything...I am not a "connoisseur" of food as much as a "common-sewer"...but I especially like sushi, mac and cheese, pasta dishes, eggs, chocolate (female chocolate...without nuts), and micro brewery beer.
Keeping the plates spinning on the sticks and juggling at the same time!
Hey Janet, I don't know if you remember me as a student at IHM, but I remember you. You were always a blast. I am now living back in the area and am hoping o go back and try at my paramedic again. Not at IHM though. I was trying to get some info from SCAD but I haven't heard back from them yet. I hope you are doing well. TF
Len is a not really tall guy, maybe 5'7', kinda stout, keeps his hair short, it's salt and pepper now but was dark, I'm sure and brown eyes, dark skinned. Wife Patty is an instructor too. She's short and stout also. Both of them are terrific and I hope to be friends after graduation and stay working there. Len is so much like my dad, funny/evil sense of humor. Sinotte is the head of New London EMS, though I overheard the medics on my last ridealong bring up his name and say something about he might step down. Politics no doubt. He also does not work at FVTC anymore. I was at the big bash, pardon me, the BIG seminar, in Milw. a year or two after grad back then, and someone from my class told me that someone else had bought grades/test answers from himself. A discreet inquiry to someone else told me he was no longer employed at FVTC. Haven't seen him around in NL even tho I've been for a couple of transfers. Obviously I won't be talking about the old days if I ever do see him. Will see the guys and Shirley tomorrow when I go in to work will pass along your regards. My hub is an ex paramedic. He worked in Virginia Beach, about the same time frame I was in Madison. He was a P for 9 years and a zone commander for 5. They are like supervisor for their 1/2 the city for the shift and roam, take over when necessary etc. He has been out of it about the same as me and this semester he is taking the EMT class too. Even the girls are into it a bit, they are First Aid/CPRrd for babysitting. and liked it pretty good. Any hoo, supper time. See ya.
Usually I have a good face recall, but this time I don't. unless you had much shorter hair or something. Mark Sinotte was my instructor, I remember. Don't remember having adjunct/aides then. Must have been, but weird, huh? I also just found out that someone that I worked with at Calumet MC is and has been at FVTC in an EMS admin position for awhile and I haven't recognized her even though she is in Klinkie's office and I must have seen her a couple of times.Sheesh, when the mind goes...I have Len Langkau for my P instructor, and Les James this 2nd semester. Les has been at Gold Cross for a long time and retired from Waupaca just recently. Both are excellent guys and teachers.
Will do. How long ago did you work here? just asking since I have done this twice. First time at FVTC to get Basic was in 1989. Maybe you were after that. Very cool. I hope to be in an educator role someday. I love EMS and want to pass it along.
Shirley is still the big dog, Bob runs the HPS human patient simulator, which we have managed to wrest from the nursing programs greedy little hands, and Mike is retiring this spring. I shall say HEY. Are you from Wisconsin? I went thru a few pages of members last night to find Wis members and only found two or three in 11 pages, and went to bed.