The following was emailed on the afternoon of April 25 by the State of Wisconsin EMS Office to EMS Stakeholders:
Brian Litza is no longer with the Wisconsin EMS Office. He has resigned effective 2014-04-24.
Jennifer Ullsvik will be taking his responsibilities on an interim basis. All communication that would normally go to Brian should be directed to Jenny. She will work with the EMS Office staff to continue to move EMS in Wisconsin forward. Her contact information is:
Jennifer Ullsvik, MS JD, Section Chief
Emergency Health Care and Preparedness
Division of Public Health
1 W. Wilson Street, Room 1150
Madison, WI 53701
The day to day operations of the EMS Office will not change. We remain committed to the positive customer service and professionalism that the office has encouraged.
On a personal and professional level, the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin wishes to extend its appreciation to Brian Litza for his leadership as State EMS Chief and Coordinator these past years. Both are demanding positions.
Since 2002, we have seen Jon Morgan, Nan Turner, Dan Williams and Brian Litza lead and later resign the State EMS Chief position. During this same time we have also seen the EMS Office be downgraded from a Bureau, to a Section, then to its current status as a Unit.
The Wisconsin EMS system includes over 17,000 licensed individuals operating as Paramedics, EMTs and Emergency Medical First Responders. In addition, there is over 750 licensed ambulance services and first responder groups, and 1,200 licensed ambulances.