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: Please make sure the email address entered in
your E-Licensing account is current and that you are able to access it regularly.
Our office uses the email addresses in E-Licensing to communicate with all EMS Providers, Service
Directors and Medical Directors.
Two additional WARDS training sessions are being offered. On Monday,
August 25, just before the Governor's Conference on Highway Safety
noted below and again on Wednesday, September 17. These
sessions will be offered from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The August
25th class will be held at
Northeast Wisconsin Technical
College (PDF, 29 KB)
and the September class will be held at
College (PDF, 29 KB). Please review
the flyers for each school provided. To register go to the
(exit DHS), search for Course #1049572 and
register for the location you would like to attend.
Wisconsin State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention
Committee has just published
Wisconsin Heroin Epidemic: Strategies and Solutions. This
document looks at the increase in heroin use and offers some suggestions on
prevention and treatment.
Governor's Conference on Highway Safety
will be August 26 to 28, 2014. It will be held at the KI
Convention Center in Green Bay. In an effort to have EMS personnel
more involved with the conference, the EMS Unit has been working with
the Department of Transportation to include some EMS-specific
sessions. These will include an abbreviated version of the Service
Director's Course and an EMT-Basic 6-hour Flexible Refresher. These
sessions are being offered free of charge. Note - The Flexible
Refresher will be limited to the first 30 participants to sign up.
Check Out the Brochure and Registration Information
Helicopter EMS Utilization Guidelines (PDF, 648 KB)
are now available for use.
We have updated all the
Skill Approval Forms to include optional skills in the
Operational Plan for a service. There is now a form for each license
level and the skill can be chosen from a drop-down list within each
We have updated the
License Renewal instruction pages. Please check them out if you
have any difficulties completing your application.
FEMA released an
Active Shooter Guide
(exit DHS) for Fire and EMS
departments which provides some operational considerations for those
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
August 19, 2014