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Andrew Nichols

Andrew is a decorated paramedic and has over 10 years of experience in first response.  Being around that environment showed him that serving others was his passion and mission in life.  Andrew started his career and was first interested in serving others when he moved all around the country as a spouse in support of the US Air Force’s Nuclear B-52 96th Bomb Squadron out of Barksdale AFB, LA. He worked his own career as well as a Shreveport Police Officer specializing in Narcotics, as a Drug Recognition Expert, and an SFST Instructor. He then began his career teaching and running a phlebotomy program out of Murray, UT where he became certified in EKG, IV, and many other subjects before attending his EMT-Basic, and EMT-Advanced programs and becoming nationally certified. He eventually found his passion teaching and running EMT-B and EMT-A Classes. He loves serving his community and teaching students with his crazy energy and passion for what he does. His passion and excitement is what makes each student excited about the EMS field and learning from UPEMS. He loves teaching in depth medicine to students and dedicates his free time to creating new programs here at UPEMS for each student to attend. 


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AHA Instructor & Course
Director at UPEMS

NRA Certified Instructor 

Tactical Paramedic

Community Paramedic

Wilderness Paramedic

Shreveport Police Department

Bossier City Police

University of Utah Emergency Department

Utah Valley University

Specialized in narcotics & certified as a Drug Recognition Expert & SFST instructor 

He continued to excel and receive multiple commendations for bravery and service to his city

Certified as a critical Care Technician

Graduated as a National Certified Paramedic

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