Dan Batsie is the Director of Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Injury Prevention for the Vermont Department of Health. In his role, he leads emergency medical services for the state. 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 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.