Chief Anderson started his EMS career in 1996 receiving his initial EMT training through the Army National Guard. While completing his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, he started volunteering with the Barron Memorial Hospital EMS service in Barron, WI, and found a passion for pre-hospital care. Upon completing his bachelor’s degree, he attended the Madison Area Technical College/UW Hospital Paramedic program, graduating in 1999. He returned to northern Wisconsin, working at Lakeview Medical Center as a paramedic, before moving back to the Madison area and starting with FitchRona in January of 2001.
He worked as a career paramedic for the service until 2010 when he started working full-time at Madison Area Technical College in the EMS program while continuing to work part-time with Fitch-Rona. In 2016, he returned to FitchRona full-time as the Deputy Chief of Operations and was promoted to the full-time position of EMS Chief in 2018.
Chief Anderson retired from the Army Reserves in 2012 after serving 21 years in the National Guard and Reserved, with a deployment to southern Afghanistan.
In his free time, he enjoys hiking, camping, and volunteering with the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department where he lives with his wife, Lorie, with their dog and two cats.