Paul R. Patrick

Paul R. Patrick

Board Member

Board Committees: Advocacy, Programs and Future Planning
Division Director, Family Health and Preparedness, Utah Department of Health
Term Expires: September 2024

Paul R. Patrick was the former State of Utah EMS Director from 2006 to 2016 when he became the Director of Utah’s Family Health and Preparedness Division which oversees the Office of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness. Mr. Patrick is also very proud of his Native American heritage since his Great, Great, Grandmother was from the United Keetoowa Band of the Cherokee Tribe. Because of this heritage, he is honored to represent FirstNet as the liaison to the Tribal Working Group.

Mr. Patrick is the Past President of the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) serving from 2014 to 2016. He currently represents EMS as a member on the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC), the National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT) Board of Directors, and SAFECOM.

As a longstanding advocate for EMS and public safety communications, Mr. Patrick has been involved with efforts for the nationwide public safety broadband network since its inception. In 2018 Mr. Patrick served as the Interim Chair of the FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) until his appointment to the FirstNet Board in 2018.