Division Chief of Support Services

Scott Higgins

Scott was appointed Division Chief of Support Services on October 15, 2020.  Scott served as Support Services Officer for Kootenai County EMS System since April 2017. 

Scott came to KCEMSS from Southeast Kansas after 32 years of service where he was an EMT, and later became a Paramedic, serving with both Hospital based and County operated EMS systems.

Scott holds an Associates Degree in Emergency Medicine/Paramedicine from Cowley College in Kansas, and is currently studying for his Bachelors Degree in EMS Management at Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, Alabama. In addition, Scott has many hours of training in Emergency Management.

Scott began in EMS in 1985, initially as an EMT, later as a Paramedic.  In his current role, Scott oversees the KCEMSS fleet of 15 ambulances, 4 staff vehicles, a specialty transport UTV, and multiple MCI trailers. Scott developed a central supply program for KCEMSS, and oversees the  purchase and distribution of medical supplies to all KCEMSS paid and volunteer partner agencies.

Scott is certified by Zoll medical and Stryker as a preventative maintenance technician and performs yearly certifications on our Zoll heart monitor/defibrillators and the Stryker Power load ambulance gurney systems in each ambulance.  Scott also oversees all of the Narcotics used for patient care in the KCEMSS system, tracking each dosage in compliance with DEA regulations utilizing a tracking program, and other safeguards for storage. Scott serves on many local EMS and Emergency Management Committees.

Scott lives in the Twin Lakes community, and in his spare time enjoys the many hunting, fishing and outdoor activities the Inland Northwest has to offer.    

You can contact Scott at scotth@kcemss.org.