City of Lincoln
Fire & Rescue Department
Division Chief of EMS, Roger Bonin
Roger currently serves as the Division Chief in charge of EMS with Lincoln Fire and Rescue. Roger joined the Department as a firefighter paramedic in 1996 and was assigned to Medic 7 after the ambulance takeover in 2001. He has served as a Medical Specialist with NETF-1 and has been deployed in that position to several incidents including the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and to hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. He currently serves in the USAR planning section and as a Task Force Leader.
He was promoted to Captain in 1996 and was assigned as a HazMat Captain at Station 14 until he was reassigned to the position of EMS supervisor in 2010.
Roger was promoted to Division Chief of Training in 2011 and was reassigned as the Division Chief of EMS during the command staff reorganization. He serves as the “Officer-in-Charge” (OIC) of the City every eight days. During his OIC shift is in charge of all emergency responses in the City.
Roger attended the National Fire Academy Management of Emergency Medical Services class in 2012. In 2013 he attended the American Ambulance Association Ambulance Service Manager Program where he was awarded the prestigious Dr. David E. Nelson ASM Leadership Award. This nationally recognized award is presented in Las Vegas during the American Ambulance Association’s annual conference and is given to the outstanding leader of the ASM class. The award is voted upon by members from the class who represented over 30 EMS agencies across the country.
Roger is a Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic and has worked as a flight medic and as an emergency department medic in a large metropolitan trauma system. He was an EMS instructor from 1985 until 2007 and taught both BLS and ALS EMS classes. He has, at various times, been a CPR, ACLS and PALS instructor for different community colleges and agencies. He currently serves on various boards as an advisor on EMS topics.
This page last updated on: 08/15/14