Deputy Chief David Boyles, BS, EMT-P
David Boyles serves as the Deputy Chief for Cole County Emergency Medical Services. Deputy Chief Boyles began his interest in EMS with the Boy Scouts of America's Explorer Program while participating in a police/fire/EMS Explorer Post. He later completed an EMT Class and began his EMS career in 1982. He attended Northwest Missouri State University and the General Motors Dealer College, graduating with a Bachelor's of Science. He then joined the family automotive business.
In 1992 a long-time friend who was the director of an ambulance services contact David asking if his EMT license was still current. After working a few shifts his love for EMS was again rekindled. In 1993 David completed Paramedic School and worked for both Andrew County Ambulance District and Nodaway County Ambulance District in Rural Northwest Missouri. In 1994 he was recruited by Heartland Paramedics, where he spent the next 21 years working for the community in Saint Joseph, Missouri. While at Heartland he had the opportunity to be supervised by Dr. Jay Fitch, Principal of Fitch and Associates, a national EMS consulting and management firm. David is also a graduate of Disney University's, Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Service Excellence in Healthcare.
In 2017 David moved to Jefferson City to follow his wife for her new position, where he joined Cole County Emergency Medical Services. Since joining CCEMS, Deputy Chief Boyles has held the following positions; Paramedic, Captain, Logistics Chief and his current position of Deputy Chief. In all his positions within CCEMS, Deputy Chief Boyles has thoroughly enjoying, and excelled in his positions.
In his off time, you may find him fishing or riding his motorcycle for relaxation.