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EMS in Wisconsin Podcast

EMS in Wisconsin is a podcast program released monthly and when important news breaks.

Our co-hosts and guests welcome your questions! Please contact if you have a question or comment for an upcoming show. 

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Past events

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Podcast | Dr. Jarvis
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Podcast | Cost Data Collection Update with the American Ambulance Association
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Podcast | Dementia Crisis Care Task Force of Sheboygan County
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Podcast | Wisconsin EMS Updates
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Podcast | Body Cams & EMS
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Podcast | I-41 Incident Recap
Sunday, March 31, 2019 Podcast | Transgender Patient Awareness
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Podcast | Ambulance Cost Data Collection at the Midwest EMS Expo
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Podcast | Ambulance Cost Data Collection
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Podcast | 2018 Year In Review
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Podcast | Direct Pay
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Podcast | NGS Targeted Probe & Educate
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Podcast | MTM, RFPs, and MBIs
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Podcast | Documentation
Monday, July 23, 2018 Podcast | Leading the Next Generation
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Podcast | QA in EMS
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Podcast | Ambulance Cost Data Collection
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Podcast | Recruiting & Retaining Millennials
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Podcast | Managing Former Peers
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Podcast | EMS License Renewal: Helen Pullen, WI EMS
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Podcast | Employee Incentive Programs
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Podcast | WI EMS Medical Director & WISHIN
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 (CANCELLED) Podcast | Recruitment, Retention & Staffing Update

Archives (Pre-2018)

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.

Larry Knuth

Larry has been with Paratech Ambulance Service, Inc. for forty three (43) years, beginning as an EMT on the street providing patient care at the company’s inception and when necessary still provides that level of patient care today. 

Larry is a member of several EMS committees at both the City, County and State level.  As an example he was appointed by the Milwaukee County Executive to the board of the Milwaukee County Council on EMS. Larry is also the current Chairman of the Rock County EMS Advisory Council. 

Through the years, Larry has managed most areas of the Company directly and now has overall oversight responsibility for the day-to-day operation of all departments that make up Paratech. Larry participates in many community related charitable functions and works closely with several charitable foundations. He is very active with regards to promoting events and performs committee work with many fund raising activities that directly benefit disadvantaged members of the community.

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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