PAAW President Dana Sechler and Director Mark Fredrickson recognized PFFW Executive Member Jerry Biggart with a Partnership Award. PAAW decided to recognize Jerry for his contributions to the coalition over the past several years. PAAW, PFFW, WSFCA, and WEMSA have come together on a number of legislative initiatives in recent years, and Jerry has been there since the beginning. “I have a lot of respect for the work Jerry does, and the type of person he is. He really opened the door between fire-based and private or municipal EMS services” says Fredrickson.
Jerry was recognized during the Paramedic Systems of Wisconsin conference held in Green Bay, Wi September 18th – 20th. “It is always nice to be recognized for your work, and having the opportunity to work with the coalition to make an impact none of us could do alone is humbling” shared Biggart.
PAAW is dedicated to healthy and sustainable ambulance and EMS delivery in the state of Wisconsin, a tall order for one association. “We know that our collective voice is stronger than any single organization on their own, so we set our differences aside and focus on opportunities to work together” explains President Sechler. PAAW is proud to be a part of the coalition and the legislative impact they have made so far but knows there are many more hills to climb. Keep watching PAAW’s website, social media, and email for updates on what is coming next.