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EMS chief search narrows to two

Friday, January 14, 2022 by Elizabeth Pagano

The search for Austin’s next emergency medical services chief was refined Thursday, with an announcement by Assistant City Manager Rey Arellano saying there are only two finalists remaining. The decision is between Jasper D. Brown, who is currently serving as interim chief of ATCEMS, and Robert Luckritz, who previously served as the Jersey City Medical Center EMS chief and executive director. The news came just before a livestreamed community input meeting on Thursday night. (The meeting can be viewed here or here.) Members of the community can still provide feedback on the finalists via SpeakUp Austin or by calling 311 through Jan. 17. A press release about the finalists promised that a new chief “will be named in the coming weeks.”

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