The Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Public Information Office is a 24/7 operation with very specific goals, objectives and values. Its primary mission is to serve as a conduit for the release of accurate and timely information from credible and accountable sources to the media and citizens of Travis County. In addition to showcasing the incredible delivery of care and service performed daily by our Medics, we also work closely with our Community Outreach and Injury Prevention team to increase safety awareness and educate the public on the vast amount of services provided by ATCEMS.

 

Meet our Team

 

Commander Mike Benavides EMS Public Information Officer

Commander Mike Benavides began his career with Austin-Travis County EMS in 1993. He spent 20 years in the field, 13 of those as a Commander with our Special Operations section. Commander Benavides is the primary Public Information Officer and manages the PIO team. Contact Commander Benavides.

 

Captain Darren Noak EMS Deputy PIO

Captain Darren Noak began his career with Austin-Travis County EMS in 1995. He spent 20 years in the field, 16 of those assigned to our Special Operations section – 10 years as a Rescue Medic and 6 as a Rescue Captain. Captain Noak serves as a Deputy PIO and is our primary coordinator for Open Records Requests. Contact Captain Noak.

 

picture of Captain Christa Stedman Deputy PIO

Captain Christa Stedman began her career with Austin-Travis County EMS in 2007. She has served as a Field Paramedic, Field Captain, and is cross-trained in Emergency Communications. Captain Stedman serves as a Deputy PIO and is our Legal Liaison and Custodian of Records. Contact Captain Stedman

 

Public Information Office Contact Info

 

Media inquiries, please contact: 512-802-0012 (On-call PIO)

Non-breaking News: 512-972-7272

Contact the Public Information Office:

EMS Public Information Office
Open Records Requests
EMS Medical Records Requests
Legal Inquiries

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