Stephen started his EMS career in Alaska as a volunteer EMT and Firefighter. He has experience in private EMS and currently works full time in a hospital-based EMS system. Stephen also attends continuing educations classes, keeping up with current science and evidence-based medicine in order to improve patient care and to have the most up-to-date information in the courses offered by Keystone Community Rescue.
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Stephen Shoults, Owner & Instructor
Stephen Shoults is the owner and instructor at Keystone Community Rescue LLC. He enjoys hiking and camping and has a love for the woods, mountains and the great outdoors. In 2002 Stephen moved to Alaska where he lived in a cabin near Fairbanks. In 2007 he started working for an ATV tour company near Denali National Park. Being trained in CPR and first aid, Stephen knew that if someone had an emergency out on the trail, it would be quite a while until professional rescuers could take over patient care. This is what sparked his desire to know more about wilderness emergency medicine and pre-hospital care. In 2008 Stephen joined the local volunteer fire department and earned certifications as a Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. He continued volunteering and trained to the level of Firefighter-2 and EMT-2. In 2011 Stephen moved to Connecticut where he worked full time as an EMT on an ambulance while training as an EMS Instructor. In 2015 Stephen moved to Pennsylvania, still working as an EMT while preparing to start his own business. Less than a year later, Stephen founded Keystone Community Rescue LLC to gain experience as an instructor and to bring high quality training to the community and first responders. In 2016 Stephen was certified as a Wilderness EMT after completing the Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals course at Landmark Learning in Cullowhee, NC. This amazing, challenging, highly recommended 5-day course was offered through the National Outdoor Leadership School’s Wilderness Medicine Institute. In 2018 Stephen was certified as a Paramedic by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. This was accomplished after completing over a year of studies and training at the George E. Moerkirk Emergency Medicine Institute in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Stephen continues to attend additional courses and continuing education classes, keeping up with current science and evidence-based medicine in order to improve patient care and to have the most up-to-date information in the courses offered by Keystone Community Rescue.