Randy Gabel, President

randy.jpgRandy Gabel has nearly 40 years of experience in Fire Service and Emergency Medical Services as a Firefighter / Paramedic. He has recently retired from the fire service after serveing 30 years as a Paramedic-Firefighters and then Deputy Fire Chief for the Eureka Fire Protection District. He was the primary Public Information Officer and oversaw the Public Education and Emergency Preparedness Programs, Human Resources, Insurance and Pension Administrator for the District he served.

Randy has a vast amount of experience as an Instructor for over 35 years. He has been an instructor in numerous Emergency Medical Programs, Missouri Fire Department Instructor, American Heart Association Instructor Trainer, Incident Command System (ICS) Trainer and most currently a CERT Program Instructor / Program Manager. Randy also has taught programs for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI) based at Missouri Western College, St. Louis Community College, and East Central College.

Randy has been married to Joyce for 35 great years and they have two married adult boys and  they are very proud of their Boys and wives. Randy has served in the US Navy Reserve, Boy Scout leader, and Subdivision Trustee President.


Joyce Gabel - Office Manager & Training Center Coordinator


joyce.jpgJoyce has worked in the customer service business for more than 36 years in various positions from Inventory Clerk to Shift Supervisor. She worked for United Van Lines for 15 years; Gabel Petroleum for 4 years; and The Market, Inc for 10 years. She has attended numerous programs at East Central College and St. Louis Community College.; she is a graduate of St. Clair High School. Joyce is married and has two married children and been involved in various community programs.

Currently Joyce is the Business / Office Manager and Training Center Coordinator for SAR Training.

Joyce has been an American Heart Association Instructor for over 16 years and teaches specialty health and food handling programs.



Scott Barthelmass - Marketing Director and Special Programs

Scott Barthelmass is a Retired Police Officer serving over 25 years in Law Enforcement, Firefighter / Paramedic, and had work for more than 10 years as part of a local Children’s Hospital Emergency Transport team. He brings a long and prestigious background in all of these fields. He is and Outstanding Instructor and recognized Locally, State Wide and even Nationally as a speaker and Instructor.



Scott is a CPR/Heartsaver, ACLS & PALS Instructor.

Scott also serves as Training Center Facualty for our CPR / Heartsaver and PALS

Military Service

The Staff of SAR Training And Consulting Inc. would like to take this opportunity as First Responders and some that have served in various Militray over the years, to demonstrate our support for all of Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Paramedics and many other First Responders and espically to show our support for all military personnel that have served or are currently serving in harms way for defending our freedom around the world!

May God Bless and Return All Home Safely Soon!