Ken Bouvier, (Boo-V-A) is a true Louisiana Cajun from New Orleans, LA, and has been actively involved in EMS since 1975 and is recognized both nationally and internationally as a professional speaker in the EMS profession.
Bouvier is a Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic and serves as the Deputy Chief of Operations for New Orleans EMS. He serves as the EMS Commander for most major events including Mardi Gras and previous Super Bowls in New Orleans. Chief Bouvier assumed command of New Orleans EMS and Mutual Aid Ambulances days following Hurricane Katrina. He also is responsible for managing the cast and sometimes appears on the A&E Television show Nightwatch.
Chief Bouvier retired as an Industrial Fire Chief after serving 37 years and served as President of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) from 2004–2006. In 1989 he received the Robert E. Motley National EMT of the Year Award and in 2008 he received the prestigious Rocco V. Morando EMS Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012, Chief Bouvier and New Orleans EMS received the Dick Ferneau EMS Paid Service of the Year Award.
Chief Bouvier is an active member of the Louisiana Association of Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians and a past president of the New Orleans EMT Association. He has an extensive educational background in emergency response that spans over three decades. He holds certifications from Louisiana State University, Texas A&M University, Florida State Fire College, Louisiana State Police Academy, and the National Fire Academy. Chief Bouvier is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of EMS World Magazine for 20 years and has written articles for EMS & Fire Service publications, made written contributions to 11 EMS textbooks and is the author of several video training tapes.
This session is designed to help prehospital care practitioners better understand diabetes and how to properly care for and assist the diabetic patient. Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that affects the way the body uses blood glucose, commonly known as blood sugar. Glucose is the main source of energy for the cells that […]
This session is designed to help first responders, EMTs, and paramedics to be better prepared to handle incidents where an active shooter has taken aim on innocent school children or at events such as concerts, theaters, and political functions. The increased frequency of school shootings and other devastating attacks make preparedness, quick response and accurate […]
This session is designed to help prehospital care practitioners manage EMS incidents involving mass casualties using the Incident Command System (ICS). A Mass Casualty Incident is best described as an incident that places excessive demands on EMS personnel, equipment, and the EMS system. Some EMS practitioners refer to this as chaos. In some cases, an […]
This session is designed to help first responders better understand how to manage School Bus Crash Incidents. Daily in the United States an average of 480,000 yellow school buses transport approximately 25 million students to and from school. Although school buses are the most regulated vehicle on the highway, incidents involving school buses occur daily. […]
This session is designed to help prehospital care practitioners and first responders better understand and manage extreme gunshot wounds. Each year nearly 37,000 people are killed as a result of firearms. Medical reports indicate that nearly 500,000 people Dial 911 and use the Emergency Medical Services for extreme gunshot wounds each year. The high incidence […]
This session is designed to help prehospital care practitioners, emergency nurses, and physicians, respiratory, X-ray and lab technicians better understand and manage patients that have fallen victim to Heroin use. The impact of Heroin use is felt across the United States with Heroin being identified as one of the most important drug abuse issues affecting […]