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, a Bachelor of Science Degree in EMS Administration and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Columbia Southern University. Mark is an American Heart Association certified instructor in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Stroke Life Support. He is a certified EMS Instructor through the National Association of EMS Educators. He is 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, the International Association of EMS Chiefs, a non-physician member of the National Association of EMS Physicians, and the National Society of Leadership and Success. He currently serves as Chair of the Missouri East Central Region EMS Committee, a 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 the Deputy Team Manager of the Missouri Region C Incident Support Team. He recently completed the National Emergency Management Basic Academy through the National Emergency Training Center’s Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He’s also completed the on-campus EMS curriculum at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg. In April 2023, Mark graduated from the Ambulance Service Manager course by Fitch & Associates. In January 2024, Mark was credentialed as a Chief EMS Officer by the Center for Public Safety Excellence in Reston, VA. In doing so, Mark becomes one of 186 credentialed Chief EMS Officers internationally. 

You may reach Mark at 314-837-4894 or