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Wieberg hired as Moniteau County 911 director

Wieberg hired as Moniteau County 911 director

April 13th, 2018 by Jeff Haldiman in Local News

This 2013 file photo shows Kevin Wieberg of the Cole County EMS Service.

Photo by Julie Smith /News Tribune.

Moniteau County has a new 911 director.

Kevin Wieberg accepted the position at the beginning of April.

In March, Wieberg was terminated from his position as deputy chief for the Cole County Ambulance Service during a closed meeting of the Cole County Commission.

Cole County Attorney Jill LaHue, citing state statute, could not give a specific reason for his termination.

"Under the Sunshine Law, the only thing we can say publicly is that we confirm he was terminated," Lahue said at the time.

Wieberg had filed a grievance after this but said he had an appeal hearing and "left on good terms with the County Commission."

Wieberg has an extensive background in the emergency services. He started as a dispatcher for the Capital Region Medical Center ambulance service, became an EMT for the service in 2005, and got his license as a paramedic in 2009. He stayed with the ambulance service once the county took it over in 2008.

While at the Cole County Ambulance Service, Wieberg's duties included managing the ambulance dispatch center. He also has served with the Cole County Fire Protection District and the first responders medical unit that assists on medical calls in the county.