- EMS Chief Matthew Feeney
Chief Feeney started his career in EMS in 1997 as a Dunn County 1st Responder. He then obtained his EMT-B license and worked intercity EMS in Milwaukee and for the city of Grafton before returning to Dunn County. He continued to run as a 1st Responder and worked for both Colfax Rescue and the Elk Mound Fire District. In 2005 he was assigned as the Director of the Dunn County 1st Responders as part of his full time duties with the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office. In the summer of 2010 he was hired as the EMS Chief for Boyceville Community Ambulance Service. Under his leadership, Boyceville EMS transitioned from a volunteer service to a full time paid EMS service and transitioned from the Village owned service to the District owned service known as the Boyceville Community Ambulance District. He is licensed to the Advanced EMT level of care.
- Captain Tessa Feeney
Captain Feeney started her EMS career with Boyceville as an EMT- Basic in 2004. She was appointed to the position of Captain in the fall of 2010. During a portion of that time she also worked for Colfax rescue as an EMT-IT. She is in charge of scheduling team members for work, and making sure that all reports and paperwork are up to date. She works closely with all of the team members to make sure the department is running smoothly. She is a direct contact for the team members if they have any questions or concerns. Her leadership has been instrumental in transitioning from a volunteer service to the paid full time service that we currently operate. Captain Feeney works full time at Mayo Menomonie as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the Emergency Room, and she is licensed to the Advanced EMT level of care.
- Captain Andy Kissh
Captain Kissh started working for Boyceville in 2011 as an EMT- Basic. In 2012 he accepted a position as a Captain. He is in charge of the training for all the team members. He schedules monthly training for the staff and schedules all required ongoing training of our team members. Captain Kissh is also a direct contact for all team members for any questions or concerns. He is dedicated to making sure that Boyceville EMS is a professionally run service. In 2013 he became certified as a Tactical Emergency Medical Technician (TEMS). Captain Kissh has served over seas for our military. He is a Sergeant First Class for the U.S. Army Reserves 652nd Engineers out of Hammond, WI. Captain Kissh is a paid on-call firefighter for Menomonie Fire Department and serves as a Dunn County 1st Responder. Captain Kissh is licensed to the EMT-Paramedic level of care.
- Shanna Knops
Shanna has been with Boyceville EMS since 2011. She is our newest Captain, being promoted in July of 2016. She started as a EMT-Basic and continued onto her Advanced EMT license. One of her major duties is to write reports and grant proposals. She is also the Assistant Director of the Dunn County 1st Responders and has been a 1st Responder since 2010. She also works full time at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center and has been there since 2000. She is married to Danny Knops, who is a Fire Captain with Boyceville Fire District. Her hobbies include hunting, dirt track races, antiques, running, and spending time with family and friends. She is licensed to the Advanced EMT level of care, and is a certified American Heart Association Instructor in CPR, first aid, and blood borne pathogens.
EMS Team Members
- Patrick Best
Mr. Patrick Best was hired in March of 2014. Patrick has been an EMT-Basic since 2013 and completed his EMT schooling with the U.S. Army’s 100th Division. He is also a Combat Medic for the 135th Area Support Medical Company in Waukesha where he serves as a treatment sergeant. Patrick has been involved in medical missions, including two to Mozambique and South Africa. Patrick recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a degree in Applied Science and a concentration in Biotechnology. He has been accepted to the Medical College of Wisconsin’s M.D. program and will start his education to become a doctor in July of 2018. Patrick is licensed to the Advanced EMT level of care, and is a certified American Heart Association Instructor in CPR, first aid, and blood borne pathogens.
- Adam McCulloch
Adam has been interested in firefighting and EMS since he was a child. He decided to make it his career in the fall of 2013 when he registered for the EMT-Basic class during the spring of 2014, while he was a junior in high school. Adam was hired on his birthday, in November of 2014. Adam works as both a paid on call firefighter and a firemedic for the city of Menomonie and is certified to the Fire II level. Adam is an active First Responder for Dunn County, mostly responding to calls in the central and southern regions of the county. Adam is licensed to the EMT-Paramedic level of care.
- Marc Monette
Mr. Marc Monette has been employed by Boyceville EMS since August of 2015. He initially entered EMS in January of 2014 when he took his EMT Basic class at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake WI. Marc is currently attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout pursuing a degree in Applied Science. His future goals in healthcare include graduating from Physician Assistant School to become a PA. Marc has also served our country, being active Army from 2010-2013, and is licensed to the EMT-Basic level of care.
- Katie Bovee
Ms. Katie Bovee has been employed by Boyceville EMS since November of 2015. She first got into EMS when she took her First Responder course in 2009 in Finland MN with Lake County EMS, and the Wilderness First Responder course in 2011. She then took her EMT-Basic course during the summer of 2015 at the Chippewa Valley Technical College. Her current occupation outside of EMS is as an Outdoor Educator for Lake Country School. Katie is licensed to the EMT-Basic level of care.
- Cassandra Blechinger
Ms. Cassandra (Cassie) Blechinger has been employed by Boyceville EMS since February 2013. She took the EMT-Basic course at Chippewa Valley Technical College in 2012. Cassie is pursuing an Associates Degree in Applied Science with a concentration in Nursing. She also works as a Licensed Practical Nurse for Mayo Clinic Health System, and is a huge Green Bay Packers fan. Cassie is licensed to the Advanced EMT level of care.
- Chandler Erickson
Mr. Chandler Erickson first entered EMS in January of 2016 when he took the EMT-Basic class at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake. Chandler was hired onto our roster in April of 2016. Chandler works for both the Dallas-Sioux Creek Fire Department and Dallas Ambulance, as well as for a construction company in Prairie Farm as a heavy equipment operator. Chandler is licensed to the EMT-Basic level of care
- Kurtis Devroy
Mr. Kurtis Devroy first got into EMS in 2011 as a First Responder from Fox Valley Technical College. He then upgraded to his EMT-Basic license and started working in Milwaukee for Paratech. He moved to Eau Claire for a job with Arcadia PD and worked with North Memorial Ambulance. Kurt was hired to Boyceville EMS’s roster in September of 2016 as an EMT-B. He also works for Colfax PD. Kurt is licensed to the EMT-Basic level of care.
- Haley Krehmeyer
Ms. Haley Krehmeyer first entered EMS right out of high school in May of 2015. She was educated at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and received her EMT-Basic license. She also received a certificate in welding fabrication. Her future plans include attending WITC for an associates degree in nursing with the end goal of either working in an ER or as a flight nurse. Haley enjoys the great outdoors, being active in hunting, fishing, and enjoying nature. She joined our team in June of 2016 and is licensed the the EMT-Basic level of care.
- Dominick Chamberlain
Mr. Dominick Chamberlain first entered EMS in July of 2014. He did his training with Alpha Company 232nd Medical Battalion in Fort Sam Houston TX and currently serves as a Combat Medic for Delta Company 1-128th Infantry out of River Falls. He also works for the Wal-Mart distribution center in Menomonie. Dominick plans on attending Chippewa Valley Technical College for a two year associates degree in nursing. He would like to work in an ER after finishing his education. Dominick was hired in June of 2015 and is licensed to the EMT-Basic level of care.
- Nicole Burrington
Mrs. Nicole Burrington has been an EMT since 2014, and a member of our team since February of 2015. She has served in our nation’s Navy from 1999-2003 as an Aviation Mechanic. In her free time, Nicole likes to spend time with her husband and two children as well as cooking, canning, and baking. Nicole is licensed to the EMT-Basic level of care
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