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EMS Live in Wisconsin is a podcast program streamed live the second Tuesday each month starting at 9:00 a.m. central time, and when important news breaks.

Our co-hosts, guests, and those calling, emailing, or chatting in questions provide for discussion on the most important news facing EMS in Wisconsin. The show offers interactive conversation, perspective, and clarity, so don't miss a beat of Wisconsin EMS action - listen live or to a previous episode on-demand in the archive. 

Call in during the live show to listen only or to ask a question using 646-929-1081, or listen on any internet connected device. The live show is limited to 50 dial in phone lines, but does offer unlimited internet access.  Email questions to emslive@paaw.us.

To begin, click one of the links below, then the title of the live broadcast or on-demand episode you wish to listen.

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Dial in number to listen to the live show or speak with the co-hosts and guests:  

646-929-1081

Or listen on any internet connected device - even email in a question. 

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The live show is limited to 50 dial in phone lines, but does offer unlimited internet access.  Call in questions during the live show or email to emslive@paaw.us.

Your Show Co-Hosts

Chris Anderson
Operations Director
Bell Ambulance, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI



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Joe Covelli
Executive Director
Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin


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Patrick Ryan
President
Ryan Brothers Ambulance
Madison, WI


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Dan Williams
Consultant
Emergency Medical Services 
Sturgeon Bay, WI



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About Your Co-Hosts

Chris Anderson

Chris has been operations director for Bell Ambulance since March of 2008. 

He became an EMT in 1999 and a paramedic in 2004.  His entire EMS career has been spent in Milwaukee, beginning with two years of full-time ambulance work, followed by various supervisory and management positions which led to his current position.  In his position, Chris oversees about 250 staff members, who respond to calls ranging from pre-scheduled to emergent and from BLS to Critical Care.  Chris enjoys working with other EMS leaders to further the interests of this very unique business.

Chris is the secretary of the board of directors for the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin, having first been elected to the board in 2011.


Joe Covelli

Joe is executive director at the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin.  He joined PAAW in January 2010 as director of business and development, and was promoted to executive director in January 2014.

His professional and volunteer ambulance and emergency medical service work began in 1988 at Fitch-Rona EMS in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.  He's held national, regional and state EMS leadership positions, to include:  director of sales and public relations at the Wisconsin EMS Association, EMS EXPO (now EMS World Expo) and Firehouse EMS national conferences as show manager at Cygnus Business Media, and regional manager and director of strategic initiatives at Life Link III, an air medical and ground ambulance provider in Minneapolis. He's former president and founder of River Falls First Responders.

Joe was appointed by Governor Jim Doyle to the Wisconsin EMS Advisory Board and served a four year term from 2004 to 2008.  He's held committee positions with the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) and Los Angeles County Fire Museum's Pioneers of Paramedicine Project.


Patrick Ryan

Patrick is president and co-owner of Ryan Brothers Ambulance headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.  Since 2009, he has been president of the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin. 

Ryan Brothers has 100 employees.  They operate at all levels of EMS, including Paramedic & Critical Care.  They have 3 stations in Madison and, with a fleet of 20 ambulances, provide interfacility transfers to a 100 mile radius of Madison. 

They also operate a station in Fort Atkinson, where they provide 911 services to the City and surrounding towns, as well as interfacility transports to the hospital and throughout Jefferson County.  Ryan Brothers has 2 other Dane County locations in Sun Prairie and Deerfied. They provide 911 coverage to the Town of Deerfield and the Village of Maple Bluff.  They are the exclusive provider to St. Mary's Emergency Center in Sun Prairie.

In September 2011, Ryan Brothers opened their 7th south central Wisconsin location in Janesville. There, they provide interfacility transports throughout Rock County and are the exclusive ambulance provider to the new St. Mary's Hospital - Janesville.

Patrick's held board positions with the Agrace HospiceCare and Madison Area Down Syndrome Society (MADSS).


Dan Williams

Dan is an EMS consultant with over 45 years experience in a variety responsibilities and leadership positions that included ambulance and air medical, as well as state government as State of Wisconsin EMS director and EMS Advisory Board chairman.


In January 2017, Dan retired as director at Emergency Services of Door County in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.  In 2013 he announced early retirement as director at UW Health's MedFlight based in Madison, and relocated to Sturgeon Bay with his wife Mary.  Soon after his early retirement was announced from WU MedFlight, Dan was asked to serve again as director at Emergency Services of Door County.  It's a familiar location since Dan was director for the department for approximately 30 years early in his career.  He's held previous leadership positions with Flight For Life and Paratech Ambulance Service, both in Milwaukee, and for a number of years has provided consulting services to many Wisconsin ambulance services and their board of directors and leadership.

When you think of today's emergency medical services (EMS) system in Wisconsin and the chief architect of its design, one name comes to mind, Dan Williams. 

Dan was instrumental in shaping EMS through his leadership as state of Wisconsin EMS Advisory board chairman from 1992 to 2005, a Governor appointed position, and as state of Wisconsin EMS section chief. Dan has a gift in identifying issues and motivating individuals and groups to get behind them.

Since 1986, Dan has been a lead organizer of the Paramedic Systems of Wisconsin (PSOW), an annual conference for those with ambulance service and EMS leadership responsibilities as administrators, owners, chiefs, officers, directors, and managers.  The event brings these leaders together to share ideas, get the latest information, and to network with others.


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