Bill Ritchey is a native of Chowchilla. As a young adult, he worked for 10 years in Madera County as an EMT, Paramedic, Operations Manager and partner at Pistoresi Ambulance Service. During that time, he also completed his education as a Registered Nurse and worked as a Certified Emergency Nurse.
Bill was involved in advocacy for local emergency services, and helped formulate policy for pre-hospital advanced life support by ambulance personnel, and fire department first responders in Madera County. He also served as a first responder trainer for Madera City and County Fire Departments.
In 1994, Bill graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, with a Masters of Science degree in Nurse Anesthesia. As an anesthesia provider for 21 years, he has worked extensively providing trauma and critical care anesthesia at the regional trauma center in Fresno.
Bill stays informed of current fire and emergency medical standards, and advocates for much needed improvements in Madera County fire protection.
For the last 5 years, Bill has resided in Raymond with his wife Nannette, where they own a small ranch.