Bill began his career in 1986 in Le Mars as a
volunteer EMT with the Le Mars ambulance while he worked in the
banking industry. He then went on to obtain his paramedic
training in 1999 that allowed the Le Mars ambulance service to
become a Paramedic Service Provider in the State of Iowa.
Bill became the first full time EMS Director for the Le Mars
Ambulance Service in 2008. Bill's passion for EMS does not go un
notices he makes sure that the day to day operation of the EMS
system for Le Mars and the surrounding area is covered 24 hours
a day 365 days a year so that the community and the patients
that we come in contact receive the best care possible. Bill
always keeps the patient's and his employees a top priority.
Bill is always looking to help patients with their health
needs and terminal disease’s. In 2015, Bill implemented a
program called Sentimental Journey, a program that offers last
wishes to patients that need transportation and medical care
during the last wish for Hospice patients of Le Mars and
Bill again was instrumental in getting the necessary
equipment and medications for the Mission Lifeline Guidelines
and bypassing local hospital and getting them to the nearest PCI
capable hospital for a better outcome for our STEMI patients.
In 2019 Bill was able to work with our local community
college, Wester Iowa tech, Le Mars Community School and City of
Le Mars to offer an EMT course to Juniors and Seniors and the
response was amazing. This is allowing younger people to get
involved in EMS and hopefully will help with the shortage of EMT
volunteers in our smaller communities.
Bill is also very active in the community in other
organizations. Bill is very committed to this amazing and