Division Chief of Clinical Services

Rodney Geilenfeldt

Rodney Geilenfeldt joined KCEMSS in September 2020 as the Division Chief of Clinical Services. Rodney comes to us from San Diego, CA where he spent the last 30 years working in Fire and EMS Services. He began his career in 1991 as an EMT and became a Paramedic in 1998 working for a private ambulance company. In 2000, he began his Fire Service career with the City of El Cajon Fire Department. Rodney held the ranks of Firefighter/Paramedic, Fire Engineer and then of Fire Captain, which he held for 12 years. Rodney was also an acting Battalion Chief before he retired to join KCEMSS. Rodney mentored and precepted many successful Paramedic students and trained numerous new Firefighters over these years and was involved in many EMS related committees and programs in San Diego County.


In addition to his many years of public safety experience, Rodney comes to us with 20 years of EMS educational experience. He taught EMT courses at Miramar College for many years prior to becoming the EMT Program Director at EMSTA College in San Diego. Rodney retired from EMSTA College as the Paramedic Program Coordinator to join KCEMSS having taught well over 5,000 students at the EMT, AEMT and Paramedic level.


Rodney graduated with his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach and completed his Paramedic training at Palomar College. He has years of training in Emergency Management, Incident Command, HAZMAT, Rescue Systems, Fire and EMS Operations, Fire Officer and Chief Officer training and many leadership courses.


Rodney oversees the clinical aspects of our EMS system which include developing and maintaining EMS System protocols, quality improvement programs and the Critical Care Transport program. Rodney also oversees and coordinates EMS training in the County.

Rodney lives in Coeur d’Alene Idaho with his wife, son and three dogs.

You can contact Rodney at rodneyg@kcemss.org. 

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