Michael Levy M.D. FACEP, FACP is the first and current medical director for the Anchorage Fire Department. He was first appointed to the position in 1995. He has long had the privilege to be involved in EMS from rural, remote, urban, military, medevac to urban from Chicago to the Navajo Nation and for the last two decades in Alaska. His goal in EMS is to enable providers to improve the outcome of their patients through personal empowerment via education, training and evidence-based practice. He has recently been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Association of EMS Physicians as Physician Member at Large and is the Alaska Principal Investigator for the Northwest Heart Rescue Project. After completing undergraduate studies in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder, he attended medical school at Northwestern University Medical School. He completed residencies in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine and is board certified in both as well as subspecialty board certified in EMS Medicine. He practices emergency medicine and EMS medicine in Anchorage, Alaska.