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labTo schedule an appointment with a faculty advisor or to learn when we are having our next New Student Information Session please e-mail one of the following:

ems@cscc.edu
fire@cscc.edu

Office Locations

EMS Building: 
375 North Grant Ave  
Columbus, Ohio 43215 
or the GA building if using a campus map

FIRE Training
939 Goodale Ave  
Columbus, Ohio 43212

Faculty:

Carolyn Steffl (Program Coordinator/Professor)

Carolyn has been a registered nurse (RN) since 1970 and an EMT-Paramedic since 1984. She has a BSN from Ohio University and has worked at Columbus State since 1983. Her primary nursing and teaching background is in critical care and emergency response. She has been Coordinator of EMS Technology since December 1999.

Jonathan Packer (Professor)

Jon has worked in the public safety field since 1977. He is a former police officer who achieved the ranks of detective and sergeant. While working as a police officer Jon discovered his love for EMS. He became an EMT in 1979 and a paramedic in 1983. In 1987 Jon left full time law enforcement to work full time in EMS. He has an Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Services from Columbus State and a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Management from Franklin University. Jon teaches EMT-Basic, EMS Systems, Disaster Aid, and Public Safety Service Instructor training. He is the Training Center Coordinator for Columbus States CPR and ACLS programs and is an instructor in the basic police academy

Scott Gano ( Faculty)

Scott graduated from The Ohio State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition. He attained his Paramedic Certificate from Columbus State Community College in 1996. Scott also attained his Certified Flight Paramedic status in 2005. He has worked in EMS since 1995 in the General Transport, ER, 911, and Critical Care Transport Services. Scott has worked for Columbus State Community College since 2000 and served Delaware County as a Lieutenant before accepting a full time position with the college. Scott is the lead paramedic instructor with Delaware County EMS, a Flight Paramedic with Med Flight. As of Autumn 2010 Scott is a full time faculty member with the EMS Technology.

Jack McCoy (Faculty)

Jack entered the fire service in 1992 following a 22 year career during which he served in support of both domestic and international security interests. He has lived in Central America, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. On retirement in 1991, he worked at both Marysville and Allen Township Fire Departments in Union County and joined Washington Township Fire Department in Dublin in 1997 where he served as the EMS Manager for nearly 10 years and firefighter/medic position. He is an Ohio Fire Executive graduate, holds 2 Associate degrees and will graduate in early 2011from Franklin University with a BS in Public Safety Administration. Jack was actively involved in restoring the Fire Science program during the early 1990s under the guidance of Art Ghiloni. He "inherited" the Introduction to Rescue class following the passing of long time faculty member and mentor Bud Sanford and developed the Search and Rescue class, both of which he passed on to very qualified and dedicated instructors to focus on his true passion of Vertical Rescue.

Tom Morris (Faculty)

Thomas (Tom) Morris began his EMS career as a volunteer Firefighter in 1983 and became a paramedic in 1987.  He rose through the ranks to become Chief of his department.  In 1984 he was hired by a small ambulance company that became part of American Medical Response.  He held the position of Paramedic, Field Training Officer and eventually Supervisor of Training and Compliance.  While Chief he was named EMS Person of the year in 1993.  He also worked for five years in the hospital setting as an Orderly/Ortho Tech.  Tom moved to Columbus from Northeast Ohio in 2004 and has worked for Rural Metro and Lifecare Medical Services in management positions.  He has been employed at Columbus State Community College since 2004.   Tom graduated from Stark State Community College achieving an Associates Degree with high distinction.  He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa.  Tom is an avid motorcyclist and is a motorcycle instructor.

Travis Bott (Adjunct Faculty)

Travis has been in the Fire / EMS field since 1997 and has actively worked as an EMT-Paramedic since 2000. He has been a part of the Columbus State EMS program since 2001 and has taught in the EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, EMT-Paramedic, and Critical Care Paramedic classes. Travis has been employed as a Firefighter / Paramedic with Madison Township Fire Department since 2003, having also worked as a Paramedic with Nationwide Children's Hospital in the Emergency Department and a Search and Rescue Specialist / Wilderness Paramedic in the mountains of New Mexico. He has a passion for wilderness medicine and cardiology, and is looking forward to expanding into dive medicine. Travis is a trained Divemaster, shark feeder, and wreck diver who could spend just as much time underwater as he does above water.

Joe Brown (Adjunct Faculty)

Joe Brown graduated from New Albany High School in 1988. During his senior year in high school he began volunteering for Plain Township Fire Department. He completed EMT school in 1989, and graduated from Franklin County Firefighters/Grant Medical Center's Paramedic Program in 1991. In June of 1991 he became a fulltime firefighter at Plain Township. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1995 and captain in 2004. He currently serves as the department's EMS Coordinator. Joe has also worked at Mount Carmel East and Children's Hospital emergency departments, and was a 9-1-1 dispatcher for New Albany Police Department, which dispatched fire and EMS for Plain and Jefferson Township Fire Departments. He completed the Ohio Fire Executive program in 2004, and obtained his Associates Degree from Columbus State in 2009. Joe began working for Columbus State as a preceptor in 1993. He currently is an instructor for the EMT-B and paramedic class, and teaches the Fire Company Officer I class.

Chris Craig (Adjunct Faculty)

Chris graduated from Worthington Kilbourne High school and Northwest Career Center in 1997. While in school Chris attended Columbus State Community College and received his NREMT-B certification. Upon graduation Chris was hired full time with the Orange Township Fire Department, and worked part-time for Plain Township (New Albany) and Pleasant Valley Joint Fire District (Plain City). In 2000 Chris Graduated from The Franklin County Fire Fighters Grant Medical Center Paramedic Program. In 2001 Chris was hired fulltime at the City of Worthington Division of Fire. In 2003, Chris obtained his fire instructor certification and was hired as a lead instructor for the Fire Program at Columbus State. In 2004, Chris obtained his WMD instructor/specialist from the Department of Homeland Security. Chris began teaching Weapons of Mass Destruction and Hazmat for Columbus State in 2005. Chris currently teaches the Professional Fire Fighter Class, Intro to Fire Fighting, WMD for EMS responders, HAZMAT awareness, OPS, and Technician.

John Denman (Adjunct Faculty)

John graduated from Columbus West High School in 1978. After graduation, John entered the military serving in the Marine Corp 77-82, Air Force 82-85, Air Force Reserves 85-90, and Ohio Air Guard 90-2000, retiring December 2000. During this period he was a volunteer firefighter in local communities, sheriff's department search and rescue and combat first aid instructor. In 1996 John started working for Honda of America as a production associate and joined the fire department within the Honda campus. In 1996 attended the EMT-Basic, 1997 intermediate and 1999 paramedic programs at CSCC. In 2001 started working with the EMS program precepting and working in the lab and in 2006 offered an Adjunct Faculty position co-teaching with Ray Dilisi in the Basic program. John graduated from CSCC's nursing program in 2008 and in 2009 started co-teaching the paramedic program with Travis Bott and 2010 graduated from The Ohio State University Nursing program with BSN.

Bob Dickson (Adjunct Faculty/Field Clinical Coordinator)

Bob has been a Columbus Firefighter / Paramedic since 1988 and was a flight paramedic with Medflight between 1988 and 2004. He is currently Columbus States' EMS field clinical coordinator.

Ray Di Lisi (Adjunct Faculty)

Ray works as a Firefighter and Paramedic with the Norwich Township Fire Department in Hilliard. He has been involved with Fire and EMS services since 1993, starting in the private sector then moving on to the fire service. Ray has an Associate Degree in Fire and EMS from Columbus State and has been employed with the college since 1995. He has been a lead instructor with our EMT Basic program since 2002 and continues to work with our paramedic students in both classroom and field experiences.

Jack Guyton (Adjunct Faculty)

Jack Guyton graduated from Whetstone High school of Columbus public schools. During his senior year he received training in West Virginia to be a River Guide on the New and Gauley Rivers. When he graduated he moved to West Virginia and was a full time raft guide. During his carrier as a raft guide he ran rivers across the nation including the Colorado through the Grand Canyon. He also was promoted to Trip Leader and River Guide Trainer on The New and Gauley Rivers. After 8 years of rafting Jack moved back to Ohio and became involved with the Ohio Department of Natural Recourses Division of watercraft as a Swift Water and Ice Rescue instructor. In 1994 Jack was recommended by the Division of watercraft to teach water rescue classes to EMS students at Columbus State. Jack is an alumnus of the Columbus State EMS program. Jack is a fulltime Firefighter and Paramedic at Concord Township Fire Department. Jacks hobbies are Kayaking, Fly fishing, Ice boating and bag piping.

Kevin Myers (Adjunct Faculty)

Kevin has been in the Fire/EMS profession since 1990. At the urging of his family doctor, Kevin took an EMT class to help pay his way through Nursing School. Working his way through college, Kevin soon realized that he enjoyed Fire/EMS so much that he chose to leave Nursing School and work full time in EMS. Since then, he graduated from Columbus State with an Associate Degree in Fire Science/EMS. Kevin serves the Central Joint Ambulance District in Crawford County as a Paramedic, as well as the City of Willard Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. In addition to being a CPR/ACLS Instructor, Kevin has been a Preceptor at Columbus State since 2001 and an EMS Instructor since 2008. During his down time, Kevin likes to spend time with his wife Angela and their 8 children and is extremely active with his church.

Joe Bobot (Adjunct Faculty)

Joe has over 18 years of working experience in EMS. He has advanced training in the area of search and rescue and holds a certification as a Wilderness EMT and National Association for Search & Rescue (NASAR) SAR Technician Level II. Joe has responded to numerous search and rescue operations from New York during 9/11 to Mobile, Ala., after Hurricane Katrina.

Keith Gordon (Adjunct Faculty)

Keith has been in the EMS field since 1994. He successfully completed the Columbus State Paramedic program in 1996. He began his career in 1994 as an Advanced EMT, then Paramedic and Field Training Officer for Rural Metro. Seeking a more challenging career, he became employed at Mt. Carmel Connection in 1998 as a MICU Paramedic. He also became a Clinical Preceptor for Columbus State at this time. He is currently an EMT Instructor at Columbus State and a full time Lieutenant for Delaware County EMS.

Mellisa Shaid (Teaching Assistant)

Melissa was promoted into the EMS/Fire Department in June 2012. Since March of 2010 she worked as the project specialist for the LogisticsART program at the Center for Workforce Development here at CSCC. While working as a the project specialist Melissa created and implemented many of the grant's policies and procedures, in addition to monitoring the 4.6 million dollar budget. Melissa has extensive experience with classroom set up, organization and providing Instructor support. She is currently working on her CAPM (Certified Associate of Project Management) certification.