Wagoner Fire Department Selects Air Methods Ascend to Provide Online EMS Review Course for First Responders


WAGONER, OK, April 23, 2024 – Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that Wagoner Fire Department has selected Air Methods Ascend’s EMS Review online program to provide continuing education to first responders.

Located 40 miles east of Tulsa, Wagoner is home to more than 7,600 residents. The Wagoner Fire Department provides fire and rescue for the city and surrounding area, with a total response area of 109 square miles. It’s comprised of seven career first responders and 22 dedicated volunteers who respond to calls 24 hours a day.

“Having online, on-demand training is crucial to the success of any department that relies on volunteers,” said Wagoner Fire Department Chief Kelly Grooms. “Ascend’s online programs are a great way to make sure both our career and volunteer firefighters are receiving the most up-to-date instruction so they can provide the best possible medical care when responding to a call.”

Ascend’s offerings of innovative online education programs include Critical Care Review and EMS Review which are designed to help flight and critical care clinicians as well as emergency medical responders seeking to advance their training, help improve emergent patient outcomes and meet their continuing education needs. Courses meet certification requirements for the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), and International Board of Specialty Certifications (IBSC).

Ascend’s in-person and online education programs provide access to world-class educators, state-of-the-art tools, and cutting-edge technologies to help pre-hospital and critical care clinicians build their knowledge, enabling them to operate at the top of their licensure and fulfill continuing education requirements. Education programs include advanced manikin-based simulation and virtual reality training that mirror real-world patient care scenarios, building life-saving skills and confidence.

“We are excited to partner with Wagoner Fire Department and offer our online training programs to their firefighters,” said Dr. Stephanie Queen, Air Methods Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. “Our online programs are designed to equip first responders with the latest skills and knowledge to help provide the best patient care during emergencies.”

Learn more about the Ascend education program here.