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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

or the ETC building location



Jonathan Packer (EMS Program Coordinator/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 (Associate Professor)

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.

Kristopher Alexander (Associate Professor)

Kris entered the EMS service in 1995. He began as a volunteer EMT/Firefighter while attending at Edison State Community College for Accounting. Kris soon discovered his passion was in Fire and EMS. He finished his paramedic certification at Sinclair Community College in 2000 and attended the Ohio Fire Academy to complete his Firefighter II and Fire Safety Inspector certification. Kris currently has an Associate Degree from Edison State Community College and is currently pursuing his Bachelor Degree. While working in the EMS/Fire field, Kris has held the rank of Lieutenant, Vocational Coordinator, Platoon Commander, and Chief. As an instructor, Kris holds certifications to teach as an EMS Instructor as well as CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogen, ACLS, PALS, ITLS, PHTLS, EVOC, DRIVE, and NAPD. Kris received training at the Goshen Honor Guard Academy and is currently the Vice Commander/Co-Founder of the Miami County Firefighters Honor Guard.

Jack McCoy (Fire Science Program Coordinator - Associate Professor)

Jack entered the fire service in 1992 following a 22-year career serving in support of both domestic and international security interests. He then entered the fire service and retired after a 20-year career with Washington Township Fire Department in Dublin, Ohio. Jack is a Columbus State alumnus having earned two degrees while actively involved in restoring the Fire Science program during the early 1990s. He began teaching in the EMS Program as an adjunct faculty member and clinical preceptor in 1993 and in 2011 accepted a fulltime position as the Fire Science Coordinator after leaving fire department active duty.

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.

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 a Battalion Chief. 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.

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.

Kevin Hicks (Adjunct Faculty)

After receiving his Bachelors in Social Science from Shawnee State University, Kevin chose to serve as a United States Air Force ARFF Firefighter in 2003. During his time as an enlisted firefighter, Kevin earned his Associates in Fire Science, EMT certification, and was promoted to the civilian equivalency of a Lieutenant. Following his active duty career in 2007, Kevin and his family moved back to Columbus where he continued his career with the Miami Township Fire Department. While serving as a member of the Miami Township Fire Department, Kevin earned his Paramedic certification. In 2011 Kevin joined the EMS Program at Columbus State. Kevin has also served as the EMS/Fire Coordinator at Pickaway Ross Vocational School. Kevin is an Ohio EMS Instructor and American Heart Association BLS/ACLS Instructor. Kevin is working on furthering his education as a nurse, enjoys fitness, and is in the process of writing a cook book.

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.

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.

Bruce Moore (Adjunct Faculty)

Bruce has 45+ years experience in Fire/EMS. He has served as a Firefighter, Firefighter Paramedic, Equipment Operator, Lt., Capt. Fire Inspector, Fire Training Officer, Ass't Chief and Municipal and Industrial Fire Chief. He has been a member of the Oshtemo Township FD (MI), Kalamazoo FD (MI), Olathe FD (KS), Sharon Twp. Division of Fire (OH), Worthington Division of Fire and EMS (OH), Sturgis FD (MI) and General Motors (MI - Contract Industrial Fire Chief of 14 Service Parts Operations Warehouses across the nation). His educational accomplishments include AAS in Fire Science, Bachelor in Business Administration and Masters in Public Administration. Bruce is also a graduate of the National Fire Academy Fire Executive Officer program. In the educational field he has been a Fire Science Program Director and/or Instructor at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Kellogg Community College (MI), Central Ohio Techincal College and Columbus State Community College. Bruce joined Columbus State College Fire Science program in 2012.