Director of Operations
President, Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin
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 roles which led to his current position. In this capacity, Chris oversees all aspects of the operation of the company, from licensed ambulance personnel, maintenance of the fleet and facilities, to supplies and equipment. Chris enjoys working with other EMS leaders to further the interests of this unique industry.
Chris is the President of the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin, having first been elected to the board in 2011, where he strives to increase the quality of EMS in Wisconsin. In 2017, Chris was appointed by Governor Scott Walker to the Wisconsin EMS Board, where he was recently elected Secretary.
For years, Wisconsin’s professional firefighters and its non-municipal ambulance services were at odds, constantly fighting about one thing or another. A decade ago, a rising group of leaders decided to seek consensus and collaboration instead of conflict. Working together to build trust and share ideas, it emerged that private for-profit EMS, non-profit EMS, ambulance districts, […]