Training Officer

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Training Officer Josh Bennett


Training Officer Josh Bennett has been in the fire service for 10 years, beginning his career as a live-in student firefighter in Nebraska. He obtained an Associate's Degree in Fire Protection Technology and became a paramedic while working in Southeast Nebraska with several Fire and EMS agencies. He moved to Iowa in 2011 and worked as a Hospital Based Critical Care Paramedic while remaining a volunteer firefighter. 


Josh started his career in Ames in 2013 as a firefighter. He was promoted to Lieutenant before his current position as Training Officer. He has been an active member of the training community in Iowa and Nebraska, and has taught lecture and hands on classes at several state level fire schools. 


In his spare time, Josh enjoys actively fathering his children.