Dan Batsie (Bait-see) is the Chief of Emergency Medical Services for the Vermont Department of Health. He has been a paramedic in New York, Maine and now Vermont for more than 30 years. Over his career Dan has worked hard to elevate the profession of prehospital medicine and demonstrated a particular passion for high quality EMS education. Dan has directed two CAAHEP accredited paramedic programs, authored two EMS textbooks, and lectured both nationally and internationally on current EMS topics. In addition to his work at the state level, Dan is active in numerous national EMS projects and committees.