Posted by Steve Lettau on Apr 28, 2021

MEQUON — The Mequon Fire Department has hired one of the three battalion chiefs the common council approved last year to help address staffing shortages at the paid-on-call department.

Matthew Schneider will serve as battalion chief of emergency medical services for MFD. Already a member of the department, Schneider has served as the parttime paramedic program director for the past nine years.

“BC Schneider brings significant expertise in medical services to MFD, having specialized training in critical care transport, community EMS, and board certification in critical care flight paramedicine,” said MFD Deputy Chief Kurt Zellmann.

Schneider had been employed at the North Shore Fire Department as a full-time firefighter and paramedic since 2015.

Schneider also holds a faculty appointment at the MATC’s Paramedic Education Program and is a member of the traveling motorsport safety/medical team for the INDYCAR series.

Schneider has studied emergency services, paramedicine and medical sciences at Idaho State University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Waukesha County Technical