Emergency Medical Services
Dedicated to Consistent Quality
Across the State of Wisconsin
mission of the Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services Unit is to ensure
that the highest quality and standards of pre-hospital emergency medical
care is available to all citizens of and visitors to Wisconsin.
Through leadership, support, and
regulation, the EMS Unit ensures the
development and maintenance of a high quality Emergency Medical Services
delivery system for the State of Wisconsin. Its primary focus is to reduce
both human suffering and economic loss from premature death and disability
resulting from sudden illness or injury.
Note: In order to more quickly communicate with all EMS Providers, Service
Directors and Medical Directors, our office intends to use the email address
entered in E-Licensing. Please make sure the email address entered in
your E-Licensing account is current and that you are able to access it
PLEASE NOTE - There has been a lot of internet traffic
related to the "Heartbleed" vulnerability. It was designed to attack
servers using OpenSSL. Neither E-Licensing or WARDS include OpenSSL
and would not be affected by Heartbleed. ImageTrend is aware of the
situation and will continue to monitor against such activity. For
more information you can check out
http://heartbleed.com (exit DHS).
The Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired has published
a document that explains how to deal with
Service Dogs when you have their owner as a patient.
We have updated all the
Skill Approval Forms used to include optional skills into the
Operational Plan for a service. There is now a single page available
for each skill that a Service is wanting to offer to their
FEMA has released an
Active Shooter Guide
(exit DHS) for Fire and EMS
departments which provides some operational considerations that can
be used in those instances.
One of the previous
E-Licensing Renewal Webinars (Adobe Connect,
help) was recorded and available for
viewing. You may watch it any time that fits your schedule.
The EMS System Management subcommittee of the Wisconsin EMS Board has
School EMT Education Program (PDF, 218 KB).
This document may be used by EMS agencies and their school districts
to create a course within their local high school to encourage the
interest of students and provide a potential source of EMTs for
We now have an EMS Service
Director Resources page. This page is a quick reference for all
things that a service director may need on a routine basis.
is now a new page available that explains
Licensing Renewal information for all levels
(PDF, 48 KB) has been issued. It explains the problems
associated with offering the First Responder Grant this year. The
will not be offered this year due to an excessive match percentage.
Please see the memo for further details.
Registration for the April 8, 2014 WARDS Training Course in
Rhinelander is now
open. Please log into the
(exit DHS) and enroll for course ID
1049572. All registrants will receive more detailed
information on location and agenda via e-mail closer to the course
date. Please see
the Save the Date
(PDF, 154 KB) announcement for announcement for all planned dates. We do plan to
hold at least one additional session whose date and location has not
yet been determined. Please stay tuned as more information
related to registration will be posted soon.
Registration for the April 9, 2014 Service Director's Training
Course in Rhinelander is now open. Please log into the
(exit DHS) and enroll for course ID
1026712. All registrants will receive more detailed information on
location and agenda via e-mail closer to the course date. Please see
Save the Date
(PDF, 147 KB) announcement for all planned dates.
of Licensure (exit DHS): This
link will take you to a public look-up within the Wisconsin E-Licensing system. Reporting is consistent with JCAHO and NCQA
standards for primary source verification.
April 16, 2014