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Joseph Heininger AAS, Paramedic, IC

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Joe Heininger is currently both a captain with the Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department and an adjunct assistant professor and instructor coordinator in the Emergency Medical Science department at Johnson County Community College. Typically, Mr. Heininger co-teaches each course with another instructor. Also, he works as a lab instructor for all aspects of the EMS program, ranging from EMR to Paramedic. He is also a proud husband and father of four children: three girls and a boy.

Mr. Heininger began his EMS career in 1998. He started as a volunteer with the Edwardsville Fire Department and continued his education during that time. He went on to earn his EMT certification and then his paramedic certification. Mr. Heininger began teaching at JCCC in April 2005. He has worked with EMS services and EMS educational programs in Kansas and Missouri. He has worked as a first responder, an EMT, paramedic, supervisor, educator and professor. Mr. Heininger holds a strong belief that every student is teachable and one of the largest barriers is finding the pathway that benefits the specific student.



  • Associate of Applied Science, Johnson County Community College, 2003   


  • EMS Instructor Coordinator – Kansas, 2015
  • BCLS – Instructor, 2005
  • ACLS – Provider, 2000
  • Paramedic – Kansas, 2000