Name: Paul Ruppert
Title: EMS Program Director
Department: Allied Health
Office Location: Room 112C
Introduction: Mr. Ruppert began serving in EMS in 1993 as a volunteer EMT in Northern Virginia, and during his career has served on the trauma center staff at the University of Virginia Medical Center, as a training officer and EMS supervisor for the city of Richmond, VA, and as paramedic instructor for the United States Air Force.
He served on the EMS faculty at Tidewater Community College for six years before joining the PDCCC faculty as EMS Program Director in 2016.
Mr. Ruppert holds an AAS degree in Emergency Medical Technology from Northern Virginia Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from The George Washington University with a concentration in EMS Management.
He is professionally credentialed as an EMS Education Coordinator and American Heart Association instructor.
Mr. Ruppert also serves in the community as a foster parent, volunteer paramedic, Red Cross disaster team responder, and Boy Scout leader.
He enjoys playing acoustic guitar, hiking, distance running, and blurring the line between “stray” and “pet”.
His friends describe him as “the one who’s always smiling” or “the pathologically prepared one”.
He has been recognized by his peers as “the person you would most want to have with you if you were lost in the woods”, but also “the person most likely to get you lost in the woods”.