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Erik Mandler

Program Director

Mr. Mandler has been actively involved in Emergency Medical Services for over 35 years. Mr. Mandler started his career working as an EMT, eventually attending The University of California San Diego (UCSD) Mobile Intensive Care paramedic program and working as a City of San Diego 911 Paramedic for 10 years. During Mr. Mandler’s tenure as a paramedic, he taught EMT School and worked as a field instructor for the UCSD Paramedic Program interning paramedics in a 911 setting. Mr. Mandler eventually returned to school to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration and management from the University of Redlands. Over the next 25 years, Mr. Mandler has built and managed over sixty 911 response systems throughout California including the City of San Diego, Riverside City, County, Ventura County and Los Angeles County. Mr. Mandler is the original founder of The Bay Area Training Academy and also owns Westmed Ambulance Service in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Together with many of the industries very best instructors, Mr. Mandler has built one of the largest and most respected EMT training academy’s in California, right in the center of one of the Bay Area’s best known ambulance companies. .


Erik Mandler
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