Jake Dennison, Senior Firefighter/Paramedic, Flight Paramedic

Jake Dennison, Senior Firefighter/Paramedic, Flight Paramedic

Jake Dennison is adjunct faculty for the Department of Emergency Services at Utah Valley University (UVU). He began working for UVU in 2009. 

Jake has worked as a Firefighter/Paramedic full-time with Provo Fire Department for almost ten years. During this time he has also worked part-time for the Lehi City Fire Department. While working as a firefighter, Jake has gained the certifications for hazardous materials technician, confined space technician, fire service fitness specialist, as well as certifications as a fire inspector, fire officer, and an apparatus pumper/aerial operator. He is a member of the Utah Valley Special Response Team (SRT) where he serves as the lead for Provo’s confined space. He is a member of Provo’s Honor Guard and their Training Team. 

Jake’s formal education consists of a Master of Science – Health Promotion and Education from the University of Utah; a Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah, an Associate of Science – General Studies from Snow College, and an Associate of Applied Science – Fire Science from UVU. 

Along with teaching for UVU, Jake runs a construction company. His hobbies include hiking, backpacking, hunting, running, riding his horses, and spending time with his wife and kids.  


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Many of us have worked emergencies that required medevac by helicopter or a fixed-wing plane. What has your experience been? What are some things that ground and air ambulance can develop to work towards becoming more of a team? In this course, we will discuss priorities and interventions that will make the experience better and […]

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