CALDWELL – Former Grangeville resident Travis Spencer was recently selected to participate in the 2019 EMS Leadership of Tomorrow executive training program.

For 18 years, Spencer has dedicated his career to EMS as a certified paramedic, community paramedic and licensed practical nurse in Payette County. In 2006, Spencer joined Canyon County Paramedics in Southwest Idaho as a paramedic where he provided ALS 911 level of care, as well as non-emergency transport services. In his 10-year tenure there, he also served as assistant supervisor, field training officer and reserve mentor.

In 2016, Spencer joined Payette County Paramedics as a paramedic/community paramedic where he was integral in developing the agency’s Community Paramedic Program. His responsibilities included preparing grant submissions, providing treatment and resources to patients in non-emergent settings, and gather data for various state initiatives. Spencer is a vocal advocate for identifying innovative solutions for rural health service delivery and was named a 2018 Idaho Rural Health Hero by the Idaho Rural Health Association.

Spencer is also an instructor for the Community EMT/AEMT program at Idaho State University; is a member of the Crisis Center Workgroup that assisted in the development of a mental health crisis center in Canyon County; and successfully applied and was awarded a telehealth grant in Payette County from the state of Idaho for innovative healthcare design.

Spencer holds multiple EMS-related professional certifications, including tactical emergency casualty, flight paramedic, ACLS, PALS, neonatal resuscitation, critical incident stress debriefing and emergency neurological life support.

Spencer is a graduate of Grangeville High School and is the son of Bill and Kim Spencer of Grangeville.

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