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Bob Matoba

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Bob Matoba, MEd, EMT-P, serves as lead instructor for the St. Anthony Paramedic Academy in Lakewood, Colorado. His career has spanned almost every aspect of the EMS profession, first as an EMT and paramedic for private ambulance companies, EMS coordinator for medical oversight, EMS system consultation in the private and public sector, all the way to the EMS chief for a metropolitan fire department.

He has made it his mission to educate clinicians, rather than technicians. He strives to provide education that has relevance and takes pride in the fact of continuing to be an actively practicing paramedic on an ambulance.

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