Mike Knipstein named EMS Director


Williamson County Senior Director of Emergency Services John Sneed has selected Mike Knipstein, currently deputy director for Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), to be director of Williamson County EMS.

Knipstein has been with Williamson County EMS for 22 years. He has served in various roles inside of the department.   

“We are excited to have Mike as the director of Williamson County EMS,” Sneed said.  “He has grown up in our department and understands our commitment to excellence and will continue that tradition.”

Williamson County currently has 13 ambulances that operate 24/7, three demand ambulances that operate during the daytime hours, three supervisor units that operate 24/7 and one squad unit that operates 24/7.  Along with providing pre-hospital care, the department also provides community health paramedic services and education to local first responders and


“I am excited to continue my career with Williamson County EMS and take this next step,” Knipstein said.  “Williamson County EMS is a preeminent pre-hospital provider, and I am humbled to lead such a great organization.”

Knipstein holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Western Governors University – Texas, is a licensed paramedic and registered nurse. He lives in Round Rock, has been married for 15 years to his wife, Heather, and they have three daughters.