By Paul Schmitt
Today (Thursday) marks the final day Dan Williams will lead the Door County Emergency Services department after serving as the director for 18 of the past 30 years. Williams, who was the original director from 1986 until 2001, returned three years ago and is now planning on retiring permanently and staying in Door County. Williams previously worked as the chief of Emergency Medical Services for the State of Wisconsin and also as the project director for Med Flight at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison before returning to Door County in 2013. Williams shares a proud and unique distinction the county’s Emergency Services department has here.
Door County Emergency Medical Services has initiated many programs under Williams over the years that have served as models for other areas in the state. Williams began his career as an EMT/volunteer firefighter in 1972 and was the founder of the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin.