Med Flight Dispatcher Wins Distinguished Honor
MADISON - A UW Hospital Med Flight dispatcher is the winning designer of Wisconsin's new emergency medical services patch.
The design, entered into the Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services competition, was created by Stefan Peterson. His design was up against 39 other patch designs.
The EMS patch is worn by all emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Wisconsin.
The patch designed by Peterson will replace one that has been used for 25 years in Wisconsin.
"As former chief of EMS for the state, I am very aware of the significance of a new design for the first time in 25 years," says Med Flight program director Dan Williams. "We are very proud to have Stefan as one of our air medical communicators and congratulate him on a job well done."
Brian Litza, chief of Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services section of the department of health services, says six semifinalists were chosen by 400 people attending a recent statewide EMS conference. The Wisconsin EMS advisory board narrowed the field to three and Peterson's design was chosen by the state EMS staff based on design, colors and universal appeal.
In addition to his duties as a Med Flight communications dispatcher, Peterson is a volunteer with the Waunakee area EMS and a freelance graphic designer.
For more information or to see the patch design, go to http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/ems/.
Date Published: 03/02/2010