Chief Medical Officer

Chief Medical Officer Mark FlauterMark Flauter is the Chief Medical Officer for the Florissant Valley Fire District. Mark has been employed by the Florissant Valley Fire District since February 2000. He served as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the district until his promotion to Chief Medical Officer in May 2006. As the Chief Medical Officer, Mark is responsible for the overall administration and management of the district’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and reports directly to the Fire Chief.

Mark holds an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Paramedic Technology from the St. Louis Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in EMS Administration from Columbia Southern University. Mark is an American Heart Association certified instructor in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support, an Advanced Stroke Life Support instructor certified through the University of Miami, and an EMS Instructor certified through the National Association of EMS Educators. He is also a Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) instructor certified through the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and serves as NAEMT Affiliate Faculty for PHTLS in the St. Louis area. Mark is a member of the National Association of EMS Educators, Missouri EMS Association, the Greater St. Louis Region Fire-EMS Officers Association, NAEMT, National EMS Management Association, the International Association of Fire Chiefs-EMS Section, and the National Society of Leadership and Success. He currently serves as co-chair of the Missouri East Central Region EMS Subcommittee of the State Advisory Council on EMS.

Mark has also taken several Incident Command System (ICS) classes through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to function in the National Incident Management System at different levels. He is certified in ICS 100, 200, 201, 300, 400, 700, 701, and 800. He has completed classes at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service on All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command and is a member of the Missouri Region C Incident Support Team. He’s also attended training at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland on EMS Incident Operations, EMS Special Operations, and Management of EMS.

You may reach Mark at 314-837-4894 or