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Government Relations and Advocacy

The Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin actively advocates and represents its members' interests, and the interests of Wisconsin's ambulance services and emergency medical services at-large to elected leaders at state and local levels, as well as to the Wisconsin Department of Health and EMS Section.  PAAW's work plan is dedicated to maintaining a healthy, sustainable ambulance and emergency medical services delivery system in Wisconsin.

Government relations work is provided by Midwest Strategies, based in Madison, Wisconsin.  PAAW feels strongly a consistent and professional presence at the state capitol is vital for the association, its members, and emergency medical services at-large.

About Midwest Strategies

PAAW retains the services of veteran Madison lobbyist Michael Brozek, who leads Midwest Strategies. He is an experienced advocate with strong relationships in Wisconsin.  Mr. Brozek has represented an array of clients ranging from banking, health care and manufacturing interests before the executive and legislative branches of Wisconsin government, Congress and federal agencies.

Wisconsin Fire and EMS Legislative Coalition

PAAW is a voting member to the Wisconsin Fire and EMS Legislative Coalition.  Fellow members meet regularly to advance and strengthen fire and EMS in Wisconsin through legislation and collaboration.  PAAW's involvement is an example of the continually growing presence of our organization and a reflection on the dedicated efforts of our members.

Coalition Members Include:
Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin
Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Chapter: International Association of Arson Investigators
Wisconsin EMS Association
Wisconsin Fire Chief's Education Association
Wisconsin Society of Fire Service Instructors
Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs' Association
Wisconsin State Fire Inspectors Association
Wisconsin State Firefighters Association

National EMS Advocacy and Legislation

>> American Ambulance Association Legislative Priorities

>> National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians Legislative Service

Government Relations Provided By

Michael Brozek
Midwest Strategies, Madison

PAAW Government Relations

Dana Sechler, Chief
Baraboo District Ambulance Service
Baraboo, WI

Patrick Ryan, President
Ryan Brothers Ambulance Service
Madison, WI

Buck McAlpin, Director of Government Affairs
North Memorial Medical Transportation
Minneapolis, MN

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