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.
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 […]