James Dinsch


EMS Department Chair and Program Director for Indian River State College

James Dinsch, MS, NRP, CCEMT-P, is an assistant professor of EMS and serves as the EMS department chair and program director for Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Fla. Dinsch’s diverse, 20-plus year career in the emergency services has included positions in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin as a private ambulance paramedic in busy metropolitan 9-1-1 systems, full-time firefighter/paramedic in the Chicago suburbs, flight paramedic, hospital-based critical care paramedic and Level 1 trauma center paramedic/surgical assistant in the Chicagoland area, and a chief officer in combination and volunteer departments in the Midwest and Connecticut.

Additionally, Dinsch has worked as an EMS educator since 1995.

He obtained a B.S. in public safety administration from Charter Oak State College in 2007 and a M.S. in leadership in disaster preparedness and crisis management from Grand Canyon University in 2009. Presently, he is completing a PhD in cognitive and instructional psychology with Grand Canyon University. His dissertation is on the application of memory heuristics to improve accuracy and efficiency in pediatric resuscitation. He also holds multiple EMS and fire instructor certifications, is a trained tactical medic, and is licensed/certified to practice as a paramedic in eight states.

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