Brett Cross, MPA, NRP, CEM, Director, Specialty Care and Education, Bureau of EMS and Preparedness, Utah Department of Health

Brett Cross, MPA, NRP, CEM, Director, Specialty Care and Education, Bureau of EMS and Preparedness, Utah Department of Health

Brett Cross is the Director of the Specialty Care and Education Program. He is charged with overseeing the trauma, stroke, STEMI, Emergency Medical Services for Children, performance improvement, and education programs. Ensuring we have the best specialty systems of care for prehospital and emergency departments is a passion of his and it all starts with high-quality training and education.

Prior to this role, Brett worked as the director of EMS licensing and education. He began his career at the UDOH in emergency management and was the Medical Countermeasure Management Coordinator for five years. He manages the department’s medical assets as well as the 75-person Utah Health Emergency Response Team (UHERT). This is a specialized team that can respond to disaster across the state providing medical care in a variety of environments. In his spare time, he is the Deputy Team Commander for the UT-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team with the National Disaster Medical System, a paramedic for Juab County EMS, and a firefighter/paramedic for North Fork Fire Department.

Brett holds a Master of Public Administration. He spent nine years in the Army National Guard as a medic. He has one combat tour in Afghanistan with the 1/133 Infantry Regiment. The spectacular mountains in Utah are where you can find him and his family in his free time. Brett also enjoys traveling and it doesn’t matter if it is by land, air, or boat!

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We are making history with four generations in the workforce at the same time! While we make this history, there are some things we are learning. As the workforce gets younger and the “new” generation enters management, there is a change in the way we do business in EMS. As EMS leaders in either rural […]

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